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talking major hayseed  
von Moonatic, 2018-01-29, 21:04  like dislike  Spam?  92.252.20....
What does "we're talking major hayseed here" mean? The speaker is describing a person which was a legend in his professional field of expertise. Is that something like "ganz großes Kino"?
Thanks a bunch
Vicki
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von andykelp (GB), Last modified: 2018-01-29, 21:21  like dislike  Spam?  
 #886283
A 'hayseed' is a 'country person' as opposed to being from a town or city.  A 'major hayseed' would be a VERY country-style person.  Are you reading a book by James Clifford, by any chance?
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von Moonatic, 2018-01-29, 21:35  like dislike  Spam?  92.252.20....
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No, that definitely doesn't work in this context. And no, not James Clifford - it's a book about achievements in human spaceflight. Someone is describing a (former) coworker and the feeling one would get looking at him / listening to him. In the sentence before, he described him as "brilliant".
But thanks for your help!
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With respect, Moonatic, andykelp (GB)'s suggestion seems to be spot on  #886289
von Proteus-, 2018-01-29, 21:57  like dislike  Spam?  194.118.22....
He spent the rest of his life in a museum in San Francisco. (And you think your life is boring.) They said Ishi was the last North American Indian untouched by civilization. I don't know about that, but it's clear he was really country and seriously out of touch with recent developments. We're talking major hayseed here, at least.
Google: "" "we're talking major hayseed here"
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von andykelp (GB), 2018-01-29, 22:04  like dislike  Spam?  
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I suspect that he WAS brilliant (on matters of spaceflight) but that, to look at him, you would not know because he had the appearance and speech of a country person.
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von sunfunlili (DE/GB), 2018-01-29, 22:14  like dislike  Spam?  
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http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/84846?redirectedFrom=hay-seed#eid
" ˈhay-seed | ˈhayseed, n.
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a. The grass seed shaken out of hay.
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b. fig. (cf. sense 3).
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2. The redseed, brit, etc., on which mackerel and other fish largely feed. U.S. ( Cent. Dict.)

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3. Humorous name for a rustic. N. Amer., Austral., and N.Z. "

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