What do you think this sentence means?

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  1. LegendAssassinF
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    "I need to keep calling this eye doctor to get photos for a freelance reporter"
    My friend told me this and the argued with me for about an hour about what she meant by it. So I want your opinions on what does that mean to you.
     
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    Maybe we could answer if it wasn't all white.

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  4. LegendAssassinF
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    Oops didn't notice lol
     
  5. vassildador

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    I'd say that your friend needs to keep calling a certain eye doctor to inform about/request photos that she is going to give to a freelance reporter :P?

    English isn't my native language, but that's what I'd make of it... although it does sound vague without any context.
     
  6. Veho

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    Person A is a freelance reporter. They need certain specific photographs.
    Person B is an eye doctor. They have, or can make, the photographs person A needs.
    Person C, your friend, is the intermediary, she has to get the photos from person B, and give them to person A.

    That's how I interpreted it. Your friend has to get the photos from the eye doctor, and give them to the reporter. And the doctor isn't answering her calls, I guess.
     
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    They're gonna have a threesome?
     
  8. FAST6191

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    I was kind of expecting some ambiguous phrasing or some interesting punctuation, however this seemed fairly clear to me.

    An eye doctor* owns/has some photos in their possession that the speaker is trying to get to give/sell to a freelance reporter, however the doctor is hard to pin down and they need to keep phone calling/calling round. Alternatively said eye doctor is a good and consistent source of photos but the speaker has to prompt the doctor to fork them over/see if they have anything new.

    *not sure what an eye doctor technically is around you as far as optician or ophthalmologist goes but that matters little here.

    The more nonsensical version would involve someone, in this case the speaker, calling an eye the word doctor to facilitate the acquisition of photos intended for a freelance reporter, though there I would have expected some quotes or something around doctor.
     
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    What Veho said is possible, and it's even what I first thought. However, she might have meant that she needs to take photos of the eye doctor and give them to the freelance reporter. This is not the proper way to say it if you want to convey the second meaning, but it might be what she meant.
     
  10. vassildador

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    Woah, that actually makes way more sense.
     
  11. LegendAssassinF
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    You sir are the only person that got it lol

    She was blaming me for not understanding standing what she meant since I just think... Eye Doctors take photos of eyes so she must be trying to pick up photos for another photographer. 1 out of 4 so 25% chance of me getting that the first time lol
     
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    She's loyal to you (I thought emigre might've somewhat correct), hm, there's not many like that any more. Be sure to treasure her.
     
  13. tbb043

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    What a bizarre thing to argue over.
     
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    What?
     
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    Just that screenshot was enough to burn my retinas.
    The default skin is god awful.
     
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    Is it? I always thought the black one was awful ;O;
     
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    you fucking racist
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