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    has anyone heard this phrase in english slang? I have heard it is supposed to reference that there are other fish in the sea.

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    This means something close to where is the guy/girl that will love me and be my better half, my soulmate...saying there are other fish in the sea is like saying just beacuse one person does not work out, there are many more opportunities to find someone who will be there for you and be all the things you would look for in relationship!

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    I've heard, "he's my penguin," too. awwww. March of the Penguins?

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    So then, would you say that "where's my fish" is the equivalent of "mi media naranja" in Spanish? Though, in this case it´s normal Spanish, not slang.

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    thanks guys, good ideas...also, if you are a Friends fan, you could say, "he´s her lobster".....

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    Yeah, I've heard the expresion when someone breaks up "there are other fish in the sea", meaning you will meet someone else.
    I don't know if we have a similar in Spanish....

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    Default Re: where´s my fish?

    One more perspective on this. I'm a native speaker of English and I surveyed a handful of native English speakers around me from age 16 to 52 with the following results:

    "where's my fish" and "he's my penguin" :
    No one had any idea what these meant.
    We all agreed that "there are more fish in the sea" is a common saying and that if someone then responded "Where's my fish" it would make sense. But without context, it didn't strike us as something people would understand. No one got the penguin reference at all. And though we are all Friends fans, we couldn't remember the lobster episode either.
    Last edited by mariaklec; 05-14-2009 at 07:45 PM.

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    My guess is that it is a frustrated response to the slang term "there are more fish in the sea" but is not slang...e.g., "Hey, don't worry, there are plenty of fish in the sea."..."Well, where's my fish!!" I've never heard it said and I pretty sure that it is not a common slang term in U.S. English...maybe UK?
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    This is the only somewhat credible reference I was able to find:

    Where's my fish?

    A question asked in reference to the phrase "plenty of other fish in the sea". When searching for a significant other, one is to ask (normally to a friend suggesting that there are other fish), "Where's my fish?"

    "...My boyfriend broke up with me."
    "Don't worry; there are plenty of fish in the sea."
    "Where's my fish?"

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Where's%20my%20fish%3F

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