Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: closure

  1. #1
    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    575
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default closure

    I would like to know the meaning of the next two sentences.
    1. It's Mom.
    2. She wants closure.



  2. #2
    TheParser is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,038
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: closure

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of the next two sentences.
    1. It's Mom.
    2. She wants closure.




    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    (1) I believe that the "humor" of the comic strip lies in the fact that

    the children are using "closure" incorrectly.

    (2) When someone wants closure, that usually means that s/he

    wants to put an end to a painful experience.

    (a) I shall give an example -- carefully. As you know, on September

    11 ten years ago, something horrible happened in New York City.

    Since that day, many people have been very sad and cannot forget

    about that day. As you also know, a few days ago, a certain person

    was killed in a certain country by United States armed forces. For some

    people, that has helped bring about closure to a very painful experience.


    (3) In the cartoon, the children use the word incorrectly. They are

    not thinking of mental pain. They are referring to the fact that their

    mother wants them to keep the fridge door closed!!!


    Respectfully yours,


    James

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] pivot shutter closure (for hatch)
    By LordOfTheRings in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2011, 21:49
  2. closure
    By sane in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jun-2009, 03:38
  3. account closure
    By Unregistered in forum Letter Writing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2008, 20:17
  4. Formal letter greeting and closure
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2008, 19:35
  5. How do I understand the phrase " closure" mean?
    By english-learner in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jul-2005, 12:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •