June 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm
This is so fake, who hide their socks?
June 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm
You assume that they were literally hidden, and it wasn't just a figure of speech. Something that has been found that wasn't previously found is often considered to have been hiding.
June 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm
Figure of speech in our country. You're obviously ESL
David IV Payne:
June 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm
It very well could have been literal too
Example: You mostly wear white socks, but you do have a few black pair you use for special occasions (dressing up, or whatever). So instead of finding a special place for them you kind of hide them at the back of the drawer and the white socks are up front.
Extra belts and buckles usually get "hidden" in the back end of the pants or socks drawer too. So you know where they are when you need them.
But yes "hiding" is a figure of speech here in the US for things that you didn't know you had, or didn't know where they were (misplaced).
EX: "Ah, I found a can of peaches hiding in the back of the cupboard, I thought we ate them all".
EX2: "I wonder where my car keys are hiding"
Julie Lowe Lim:
June 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm
not just US... most English speaking languages use the word Hiding in that way.
June 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm
Apparently you don't understand English very well, do you?
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