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    Cool and taping up runners and stuff

    What's the meaning of the above written expression in the following sentence referring to a movie crew thinking on what they must use for a post-apocalyptic picture departing from genre clichés:

    "We thought about imagery and what sprung to mind is the shopping trolley and the ski jackets and the grime and all that and plastic bags and taping up runners and stuff"

    Is this "and stuff" a short for "and stuff like that"?

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    Please, any clue?

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    Re: and taping up runners and stuff

    Yes. It implies "et cetera," or (as you said) "other stuff like that." Other things that fall into a similar category.

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    Cool Re: and taping up runners and stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes. It implies "et cetera," or (as you said) "other stuff like that." Other things that fall into a similar category.
    Thank You very much, very helpful, but what's the meaning of "taping up runners"?

    Of course, the sentence talks about a homeless world. May "taping up runners" mean some sort of rugs that are taped for transporting and being used at night as a kind of bed?

    Thanks for your assistance.

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    Re: and taping up runners and stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Thank You very much, very helpful, but what's the meaning of "taping up runners"?

    Of course, the sentence talks about a homeless world. May "taping up runners" mean some sort of rugs that are taped for transporting and being used at night as a kind of bed?

    Thanks for your assistance.
    I think "runners" is an Americanism for cheap sports shoes or trainers.

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    Cool Re: and taping up runners and stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I think "runners" is an Americanism for cheap sports shoes or trainers.
    So if "runners" are some sort of trainers, is the "taping up" for tying them with some sort of tapes made of cloth strip, strap or rope?

    Thank You for your assistance

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    Re: and taping up runners and stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    So if "runners" are some sort of trainers, is the "taping up" for tying them with some sort of tapes made of cloth strip, strap or rope?

    Thank You for your assistance
    I would think it means repairing them with some kind of adhesive tape.

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