What do you mean by "guys"? It's all thanks to me.
Yes, indeed. my gratitude for weasel
depends solely on 3 quotes from your posts. I really appreciate it and now I am serious.
But you are a much Richer source than that. Yesterday, I admonished a student who had written obligated
in his essay, suggested it is a direct copy from Polish (zobligowany) and advised him to use obliged
that I am obligated to submit it
Now I am checking the sources and it seems I will have to apologise to him next week:As a matter of fact, "obligated" is related to something ou have to do, regardless of your interest or not in doing this. "Obliged" has to do with your moral responsability. "Obliged" is something you need to do because you would feel uncomfortable in not doing. "Obligated" is something that make you feel uncomfortable in doing as it is something someone else has decided you should do.
they can badger the hell out of youpersuade someone by telling them repeatedly to do something, or to question someone repeatedly:
Stop badgering me - I'll do it when I'm ready.
have actually bent over backwards to support these states.To exert a lot of effort towards some end. This phrase is often used to express frustration when one's efforts go unrecognized. I have been bending over backwards to make sure that you have a wonderful visit, and you don't even care! The entire staff really needs to bend over backwards while the CEO is visiting our office.
idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bend+over+backwardswhen you have their ears pinned to the wall
they minimize, obfuscate, and deflect like the pussies
Obfuscate. It sounds funny to a Polish ear - not like an English word but more like Polish due to this cluster of obf
. Obwarować - surround a site with walls.
Probably of Latin origin. Never heard it before.To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand: "A great effort was made ... to obscure or obfuscate the truth" (Robert Conquest).