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Old 6th January 2011, 20:19   #1411
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Indeed I meant noughties --- but pronounced naughties.

Instead of telling the joke, I gave away the punchline.


. Stupid enough to go straight for the smiley limit!
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Today's headline NDTV.com

"Five men found with ape heads, body parts"

What do you make out of this?
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^^ Ahh yes I think I know those guys.
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Today's headline NDTV.com

"Five men found with ape heads, body parts"

What do you make out of this?
Me? Well... Would be a one hell of a scene. Oops, I see a lot of them every day!

EDIT: http://politicalhumor.about.com/libr...ushmonkey1.htm


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What do you make out of this?
Shouldn't it be 'from' instead of 'of' ? (Sorry for nitpicking, Praveen, am just clearing my doubt)

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Shouldn't it be 'from' instead of 'of' ? (Sorry for nitpicking, Praveen, am just clearing my doubt)
In my opinion 'make out of' is correct and not 'make out from'. Experts can comment. May be both are wrong!!
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May be both are wrong!!
Experts, please advise... Thad sir, enlighten us
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Pramod, I think it should be "what do you make of it"
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Shouldn't it be 'from' instead of 'of' ? (Sorry for nitpicking, Praveen, am just clearing my doubt)
I think it should be "What do you make of this".
Not "out of" or "from"

We can always wait for Thad to confirm.
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May be both are wrong!!
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Pramod, I think it should be "what do you make of it"
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I think it should be "What do you make of this".
Not "out of" or "from"
Confirmed from multiple sources that it's "What do you make of this"
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"What do you make out of this?" is only valid if you are holding up the ape heads and suggesting that a necklace project is on the cards. Actually, not even then- it would be "What do you make out of these?"
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Experts, please advise... Thad sir, enlighten us
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Pramod, I think it should be "what do you make of it"
Or what do you make of this?

Isn't it one of the Airplane jokes? "I could make a hat... or a boat..."
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'What do you make out of this?'

'What do you make out from this?'

'What do you make of this?'

I feel all three are correct. I prefer to use the second one, but one can always use the other two too.
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'What do you make out of this?'

'What do you make out from this?'

'What do you make of this?'

I feel all three are correct. I prefer to use the second one, but one can always use the other two too.
I prefer 'what do you make out of it?'
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I prefer 'what do you make out of it?'
I don't think it's correct. I think this can be only used when you are actually making something out of it - i.e. "This is a piece of wood, there are a lot of things you can make out of it. You can make a stool out of it or a table". Only one of the 3 choices given by vnabhi is correct, the third one.

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I can't make anything of what's happening here.
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