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The Word on the Street
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:38:08 PM »

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 02:05:03 PM »

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Politics gets you banned... (In your case, that's an ambiguity!)
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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 02:23:52 PM »

Politics gets you banned... (In your case, that's an ambiguity!)

Anything to rescue a sleeping section, Oscar!

Ambiguity is nice: like a pretty nurse holding a syringe.

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 05:57:57 PM »

Looks like comments are still necessary.

What is the point of the picture? That Britain is going to be symbolically cutoff from the rest of Europe by a metal gate? If so, what is the car doing there? Unless the symbolism is that it is a German car, thus driving the Britain out of Europe?

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 03:55:16 AM »

Looks like comments are still necessary.

What is the point of the picture? That Britain is going to be symbolically cutoff from the rest of Europe by a metal gate? If so, what is the car doing there? Unless the symbolism is that it is a German car, thus driving the Britain out of Europe?



Louis Armstrong said that if somebody asked what jazz was, then they would never know.

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 11:51:03 AM »



Louis Armstrong said that if somebody asked what jazz was, then they would never know.

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 12:21:52 PM »

+1 on Mr Armstrong.

Some US legislator said that he couldn't define pornography either, but he knew it when he saw it.
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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 01:15:48 PM »

Some US legislator said that he couldn't define pornography either, but he knew it when he saw it.
To avoid any drift into fake news territory, it was actually Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart talking about the line between mere "obscenity" and "hard-core pornography" in 1964. Somewhat appropriately, it related to a "cultural threat" from France.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobellis_v._Ohio
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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 11:42:24 AM »

Looks like comments are still necessary.

What is the point of the picture? That Britain is going to be symbolically cutoff from the rest of Europe by a metal gate? If so, what is the car doing there? Unless the symbolism is that it is a German car, thus driving the Britain out of Europe?

In my simple mind, the message here is that, with Brexit, Britain will go from Great to Little. I do think the car is not necessary, but it was there, one of those things.

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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 12:13:12 PM »

Paulo,

Because it may be a cultural thing, with hints and link:

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That Little Britain is going to be symbolically cutoff from the rest of Europe by a metal gate

Does the car make more sense that way?
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Re: The Word on the Street
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 12:34:04 PM »

In my simple mind, the message here is that, with Brexit, Britain will go from Great to Little. I do think the car is not necessary, but it was there, one of those things.

Yes, nothing I could do about the VW, but it adds scale and depth.

At a stretch, and after the fact, you might think of it as Germany watching, silently, as a certain domestic mindset walks away from its best business opportunity in search of Empire loyalties that it long ago betrayed. The festive pantomimes of royal visits to far-flung lands are just a nice day out for the locals, and I'm sure the ones not on the official invitation list must wonder what else that expenditure could have been used to finance instead...

(I really do feel sorry for the royals having to do this stuff. Well educated and of wide experiences, they must find all sorts of problems with what they are obliged to perform. More than anyone, I am sure they realise this is not the time of Queen Victoria. For the expectant wife, it must be one mother of an initiation into something she probably had little understanding of, or preparation. Or, is it just another film set?)

There is certainly irony in the name of the place itself, but I have no doubt that the owners had quite another meaning in mind at the time.
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