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A walking cane

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A walking cane

Postby Vega » Tue May 04, 2010 7:51 pm

Hello,
Would you tell me the meaning of "A walking cane":

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

(Sting)

Thanks.
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Re: A walking cane

Postby hermit » Tue May 04, 2010 8:44 pm

A "walking stick" is a cane that a gentleman carries when strolling about.

New York gentlemen no longer do, but Englishmen in New York will carry a
cane, and sometimes an umbrella.
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Re: A walking cane

Postby SomeFour » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:32 am

hermit wrote:A "walking stick" is a cane that a gentleman carries when strolling about.

I thought that walking stick actually walks on its own.lol.

Well seriously, the term walking stick is used for those people that has problems balancing their body due to aging. It is usually used when you reach at old-age.
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Re: A walking cane

Postby Josef » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:40 am

Does a fishing rod fish?
Does a swimming suit swim?
Does a flying jacket fly?

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Re: A walking cane

Postby SomeFour » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:49 am

Lol. That's another way around.
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