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What's the meaning of "dip" in this sentence ? Options
soaringvito
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 3:59:41 AM
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Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss.... But every once in a while you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.

What's the meaning of "dip" here ? also "flat" "satin" "gloss"?
thar
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:08:06 AM

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its all about the paint...
dip

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flat = not shiny,

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satin, = a bit shiny,


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gloss = very shiny

but none of them compare when you have seen irredescent:


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 5:17:14 AM

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Applause Applause Applause , thar!
ellana
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 7:17:16 AM
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thar, I have to agree with JJ. You have a way with words and illustrations that leave no confusion... it's always a pleasure and an education to read your comments. Applause from me as well
M. Hariharan
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 8:10:45 AM
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Hats Off Thar Applause Applause Applause - Hari
GabhSigenod
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 8:33:05 AM

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One of my baptist friends has an alternate notion.
thar
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 9:11:43 AM

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aw shucks, I'm blushing, guys. I subscribe to the 'picture paints a thousand words' philosophy (which is perhaps unfortunate on a dictionary site!). That and I am a frustrated graphic designer - frustrated in that I have absolutely no talent for it. Boo hoo!

as for Gabh's baptist - I am confused d'oh! ? Eh? ... not that that ever stops me, especially when there is work to avoid...
mr.sv
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:01:27 AM
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dip(verb)=put or let something down
flat= dull and lifeless
satin=something smooth
gloss=a bright shiny surface
irredescent=Brilliantly lustrous
Alias
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:06:27 AM
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Hmmm it seems you have been dipped in iridescent Thar!! (laughs)

However off on a tangent as usual I am going to dip in to this one...

Hah! them bloody iridescents are just bloody show offs if you arsk me!!!!(present company excepted of course!!Angel )
Wots wrong wiv a bit of flat every now and then? huh? If you painted your ceilings wiv irredescent paint you wouldnt be able to sleep in the bedroom and it would probably put you off your tucker (food) in the kitchen ...and I wager it would reflect on to the TV screen interfering wiv the big game and "Days of our lives" (heaven forbid!!)in the lounge room !....

Ok I accept a bit of gloss on the skirtings and door frames and some kitchen walls is acceptable and satin on the rest of the walls is about right, but all the ceilings should be be painted flat ...........irridescent..sheesh!........

So I agree.... if you are iridscent Nothing compares to you(Sinead Oconnor), and you will be Unforgettable (Natt King Cole) because you are probably irradiated from your recent visit to Japan.....(apologies to our Japanese brothers and sisters for my insensitivity)..

Oh and as for the Baptist quip Thar...I reckon its got sumfin to do wiv al that dunkin in da river and stuff wot dey do...I guess if if they get dipped in the irridescent it might be sumfin to do wiv the industrial waste upstream being dumped in the river from Montgomery Burns Nuclear power plant...hence I can see Gabh's point..
thar
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:21:14 AM

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ah, it means nothing if you do not suffer for your faith - a little Weils disease never did anyone any harm, and everyone knows radiation is good for you!

but I did learn that enamel is email in French and German - that must get confusing sometimes!
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:50:32 AM
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I stand confused. Okay, I'm actually sitting down right now
but it doesn't change anything about the state of mind I'm in.
I was looking at the request and was thinking about how I would answer this,
when I scrolled down and saw Thar's reply. Applause Applause Applause
No further musings required on my side, I thought.
But then it got curiouser and curiouser and I was astonished
to find that there were about four different spellings for
the word 'iridescent', starting with Thar himself (herself?).
I'm not sure whether Alias' three versions were typos or
carefully hidden hints at the spelling mix-up.
Maybe now you can understand my non-native speaker's confusion
finding at this on an English language forum.
Eh?

thar
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 12:03:58 PM

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long word, fast typing, vaguely in the right sort of area...
correct spelling is iridescent from iris Latin for rainbow...ahhh.
Alias
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 12:55:47 PM
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My typing indiscretions hadd abserlootely nuffin ter do wiv the now empty bottle of fine Mclaren Vale Shiraz that sits nonchalantly on the desk necst to my Poota....hic!...

err and by the way ...Mr Mcrout ...
Might I suggest, now we are discussing spelling and the like, that while I can understand from your Scottish/German heritage that you might struggle with the language of the Sasenacks, however perhaps you might consider the peculiar configuration of spelling of the appellation you have ascribed to your good self..I believe the common vernacular begins with a K and expresses the "ou"sound with the "au" form..???? (laughs)

and a very Good Morning to you sir!!!! Angel
soaringvito
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:01:33 PM
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Fabulous, thank you all.
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:12:09 AM
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OMG, Alias! You've found me out. ;-)
And you can do away with the Mr.
Just call me Hun. (No Scottish connections
either, I'm afraid; just a serious liking
of the Highlands and an affinity to puns.)
Cheers and G'day to you.

Oh, and thar. I admit it was more amusement
rather than confusion. Eye no eye make my onw
misstakes, two. Brick wall
No offence intended.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:25:59 AM

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none taken!(I am here for the easy life -no hassles Angel )
I do have a bad habit of typing phonetically on occasion- trouble comes when I start jusing j's!

but ha, I get the last word, no-one caught the "its"
hahaha, next stop the world!! Drool
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