# Go Fish!?

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Hi everyone,
I found this expression regarding a guessing game.
A: Do you have an animal with tusks?

B: Yes, I do. (No, I don't. Go fish.)

A: Is it a walrus?

B: Yes, it is. (No, it isn't. Go fish.)

Don't tell me that it means to try the fish cards! So, does it mean to guess something else?
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Thanks Pieanne, I think that's the case.
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Hi again,
Now I'm sure that fish means to find, search, guess,...
There is a website with the address of "singingfish.com", where you can search the web for your favorite audio and video files, and the button for "go/search" is also named "fish it"!
There is a children's card game called "Go Fish" in which the object is to lay down all your cards in pairs. Suppose you have one walrus, and you want to get another one. You ask the other player," Do you have a walrus?" If he does, he gives it to you and you lay the pair of walruses on the table. That's good, because now you have fewer cards in your hand. If he has no walrus, he says, "Go fish" and you take another card from the deck. (You "catch" another card as thought it were a fish) That's bad, because now you have more cards in your hand than before.

In the game you describe, it sounds as though no actual cards are used, and "go fish" has come to mean "guess again."

I see that when we all meet for our dinner of beet greens and steak cooked to medium we will have to play Go Fish!
Thanks Khoff for your detailed explanation. It helped me a lot, and it was interesting. Yes, you'll see lots of similar questions in the future! As you've already guesse, I'm teaching English to the kids, and there are many things that I do not know! So, I'm teaching and learning English! Thanks again,
Cheers
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Glad to be of help. Which kids are you teaching English to - your own, or in a classroom? Where are you, and what's your native language? Just curious. -- khoff
Hi Khoff, thanks fot asking. My native language is Persian, though I live in the United Arab Emirates right now. There are lots of Iranians who decided to reside here for a variety of reasons. I teach English in an Iranian nursery, with the kids ranging from 3 to 5. (However I was asked just recently to spend some time each session with the younger ones, some of them haven't started talking yet! I don't know what do with them! I play with them mostly, ...)
That's what I do right now. What about yourself?
Is Persian the same as Farsi? I learned about two words of that once - I think "book" was "ketab"? For thepast few years I have volunteered in an ESL program at a local library. Most of the students are elderly Russian immigrants, but occasionally an Iranian or an Ethiopioan or, more commonly, various Spanish-speakers will turn up. I got involved with the program becasue I speak some Russian.
Apart from the volunteer work, I spend my time taking care of my two kids (both girls, aged 10 and 16) and trying to avoid housework (currently by reading English Forums every chance I get). I live in Denver, Colorado, USA. I have two cats, and there is almost always one on my lap or on top of the monitor as I type.
Persian is an Indo-European language, not Semitic, right? But it has a script that vaguely resembles Arabic? I think its interesting that Iranians in the UAE want their three-year-olds to learn English!
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