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    Yum! Pues, se me antoja el “fragmentation”.

    But we started out trying to figure what Alejandro was trying to say. I woke up today with an idea. I think he was saying “you are in too far to get out now”. De perdidos al río or From Lost to the River is translated by some as “In for a penny, in for a pound”. Americans don’t really know either saying. We’d say “you can’t quit now”, and I suspect Alejandro was coyly saying exactly that.

    Of course, only momo porto knows what’s going on and may correct me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gernt
    Yum! Pues, se me antoja el “fragmentation”.

    But we started out trying to figure what Alejandro was trying to say. I woke up today with an idea. I think he was saying “you are in too far to get out now”. De perdidos al río or From Lost to the River is translated by some as “In for a penny, in for a pound”. Americans don’t really know either saying. We’d say “you can’t quit now”, and I suspect Alejandro was coyly saying exactly that.

    Of course, only momo porto knows what’s going on and may correct me.
    Yup, that's the meaning of the idiom, with some negative nuance, like we've lost/risked so much already a little more makes no difference so we might as well go for it, it couldn't get any worse (if you're already lost having to cross a river trying to find your way doesn't really make a difference), but considering it has recently got a new meaning (terrible English) maybe it was just a joke about that. It looks like a private joke, and it's not easy to know what all that is about.

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