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    Default Does "Circus" mean (sarcastically) performance?

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    A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British

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    Default Re: Does "Circus" mean (sarcastically) performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    A Five-Ring Opening Circus, Weirdly and Unabashedly British

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/sp...nted=2&_r=1&hp
    It's a pun on the phrase "three ring circus" (three-ring circus - definition of three-ring circus by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.) but the logo of the Olympics is five interconnecting rings so they have used "five ring circus".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Does "Circus" mean (sarcastically) performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's a pun on the phrase "three ring circus" (three-ring circus - definition of three-ring circus by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.) but the logo of the Olympics is five interconnecting rings so they have used "five ring circus".
    It's a very good article too.

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