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Love is...Wednesday 25 November 2015

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1 Pipas - 25/11/2015 @ 7:07 AM

Dear bill
Can you please explain to me what "being a mug" means?
I'm Portuguese, and I don't recognize de expression.
Many thanks
Pipas
2 Bill Asprey - 25/11/2015 @ 11:11 PM

Dear Pipas,
Perhaps I can best describe "being a mug" as slang for saying you're "a bit of a fool". I used it in this context to show that she is being "a bit of a fool" for someone i.e that she can't help she's falling for someone (him). I sometimes use slang to make a caption shorter, cuter, more direct. I try not to do it too often, for the reason you highlight and also because slang and puns, which I also like to use, do not always translate readily. I hope I've explained it clearly.
Best wishes,
Bill
3 Pipas - 26/11/2015 @ 7:51 AM

Yes you did.
Thanks!
And let me tell you that I love your "love is". Everyday I have to read it :)
Thank you for writing it!!!!
Kisses (in Portuguese "beijinhos")

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