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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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I'm translating something (from English), and the characters are playing some tennis, and to picture this classic British tennis club atmosphere, they're using this sentence: "Have it again, old chap" - but I can't figure what's to be had again. Can some Brits help? Thanks.

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The tennis ball, probably. It's now been passed on to the other side for them to deal with, if that makes sense.
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i know...

maybe it was a close fault or let or something

and the guy is saying like... just have another serve/whatever shot, instead of disputing it
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i know...

maybe it was a close fault or let or something

and the guy is saying like... just have another serve/whatever shot, instead of disputing it
Ah yeah, that makes sense.
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maybe it was a close fault or let or something

and the guy is saying like... just have another serve/whatever shot, instead of disputing it
That might make sense, since the broader point of the passage is sportsmanship, being a gentleman, blah blah. (I.e. the opp is conceding a let instead of claiming a fault.) Thanks.

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I'm translating something (from English), and the characters are playing some tennis, and to picture this classic British tennis club atmosphere, they're using this sentence: "Have it again, old chap" - but I can't figure what's to be had again. Can some Brits help? Thanks.

I can't believe you actually came for help, I bet this was some kind of provocation. You didn't mention what kind of literature you are translating.
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bascule,there's no need to be so mean?
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bascule,there's no need to be so mean?
Of course, Chooper, don't worry, Faren is my old pal.
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Farenhajt is back so I'm guessing the story ends with Djokovic storming onto the court and handing the old British chaps a double bagel..
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