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    Well stated, I agree. With Spanish it is all about the context, one phrase can have several different meanings, in this case simply saying your pregnant isn’t enough, due to the context we can see that what the writer is trying to portray is much more like Dragona says here, it is more of a argumentative statement.
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    I thank Benilde for the link to the legend. I enjoyed it and shared it with my friends. I can see how it explains Victoria's definition of "domingo 7" as lame excuse. I can't quite see what it has to do with getting knocked up.

    This is the problem I so often have: I would never use this expression personally, because telling someone not to give a lame excuse is a far cry from talking about getting knocked up! What if I was misunderstood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariaklec
    I thank Benilde for the link to the legend. I enjoyed it and shared it with my friends. I can see how it explains Victoria's definition of "domingo 7" as lame excuse. I can't quite see what it has to do with getting knocked up.

    This is the problem I so often have: I would never use this expression personally, because telling someone not to give a lame excuse is a far cry from talking about getting knocked up! What if I was misunderstood?
    Hi Maria,
    Although I completely understand what you are saying, the context that it was used in meant what I said in English.
    IF it had been different, for example "Hijo, dime donde anduviste que vienes tan sucio? Y no me vayas a salir con un domingo 7.", THEN it would be "don't give me a lame excuse.
    It's all in the context.....
    Two friends of mine got knocked up in high school. Dos amigas mias salieron con su domingo 7 en la preparatoria.~True story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariaklec
    telling someone not to give a lame excuse is a far cry from talking about getting knocked up! What if I was misunderstood?
    Well, that is exactly what it means.
    And if you misunderstand, or worst of all, if you understand it correctly and you’re not suppose to mention such a comment and you're totally out of context, and use it with no regret, then the Domingo 7 is all yours. Bear with stoicism and honor the creation of your first Domingo 7 my dear MariaKlec. I´m sure we all have one in our history.
    Feel free to use it, we all love it.

    And as Copeland says of course it is used in many different situations, not only when talking about unexpected pregnancy, it’s just that it’s most commonly used in this situation. Yet the context is always the same.
    “I/we will not like what I/we’ll hear, it’s your lame excuse for screwing up your life (this moment, the situation, etc) and everyone else's around you, even if you thought that was the right thing to do (or you wanted it). We/you were going in a different direction, you were not suppose to… ”.
    Being knocked up, changes the whole scenario when no one expected it to be so. Altough, Dragona, I'll want to know when is it that you use this term knocked up, referring to pregnancy, and if it is most commonly used by a certain group.
    Domingo 7 may be a familiar or friendly term. It may be used in the office with your partners in friendly conversations for intance, but never to address a client or during a meeting, or in any other circumsance where you need to avoid familiarity. It is not vulgar, but aggresive in deed it is, bear in mind you're pointing out someone's stupidity.


    Brief: “say quickly, what’s the stupid new? a bun in the oven? Chasing the dog all around the wet ground? Telling what was supposed to be a secret?”
    Important to say it is no one else’s Domingo 7 but yours, it’s always “Tú/Su Domingo 7” why? because being blameworthy is a funny way to get rid of everyone elses faults (namely mainly mine). You need to assign it directly to someone. You never say ¿cuál es el Domingo 7? or ¿ya saliste con el Domingo 7?
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    Benilde,
    The term is used pretty freely. It's mainly used when a female is not married and the pregnancy is an accident.
    It does not have a specific group, but I have heard it used mainly in the caucasian and english-speaking latino communities.
    Like someone else mentioned in another message it's just like the movie "knocked up". It's accidental, the female is unmarried, etc.

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    Oh thank you then. That's the one. As you said, knocked up is perfect in this case.

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    I think I understand! I like it. Thanks for all the explanations.

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    I was reading your answers and at least in Chile and in other sudamerican countries...domingo 7 means get preagnant

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