As Xmas draws to a close here in Japan, I'm sad to report yet another year without settling the eternal question: what does "the very next day you gave it away" mean?


That is: George gave Kathy his heart. The very next day Kathy gave George's heart away to Andrew. How does that … work?

(Figurative) hearts are not traditionally a transferrable asset. Kathy could give *Kathy's* heart away, but not George's.

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