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P1: Winter coat crew, whatchu wearin? Need a new winter coat. my trusty navy-issue peacoat is old as hell.

P2: I'm just having seconds when the mashed potaters get passed around. I think that should do it.

What is the responder saying? What's the meaning of his remark?

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It means that he is having a second helping of mashed potatoes as they get passed around the table. He thinks that should fill him up. –  American Luke Oct 8 '12 at 17:36
    
The comments sound like they don't have anything to do with one another. Are you sure the second one is a reply to the first? –  Mr Lister Oct 8 '12 at 17:36
    
What sort of English is this? Could you please give the source of that dialogue? –  user19148 Oct 8 '12 at 17:37
    
It's from a forum thread. Although only members could view the thread. The remark was made by a user in response to the thread starter P1 –  Theo Oct 8 '12 at 17:48

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P1: Winter coat crew, whatchu wearin? Need a new winter coat. my trusty navy-issue peacoat is old as hell.

P1: O those who have insight into coats for winter, tell me what you wear. I need a new winter coat. I have a heavy coat that I acquired from the Naval forces, but it is quite old.

P2: I'm just having seconds when the mashed potaters get passed around. I think that should do it.

P2: For myself, I am going to eat more helpings of mashed potatoes. That should keep me warm in the winter due to the increased adipose tissue.

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I agree with your P1 reading, and the P2 interpretation looks quite likely, except there's a slight chance it might mean: “I just take whatever hand-me-down coat I'm given, it usually works ok.” –  jwpat7 Oct 8 '12 at 17:56
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I think that's a very, very small chance. –  itsbruce Oct 8 '12 at 18:24

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