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    Default What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Hello
    My teacher asked me the meaning of "No more couch potatoes!", I think it is "There is no lazy man anymore" but she said it was incorrect...
    I don't know what it means, therefore please help me to understand it.
    Last edited by hoangthi; 01-Jan-2014 at 08:10.
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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Hello
    My teacher asked me the meaning of "No more couch potatoes!", I think it is "There is no lazy man anymore" but she said that was incorrect...
    I don't know what it means, therefore please help me to understand it.
    "No more lazy people!"

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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "No more lazy people!"
    Yes and she said it was incorrect...
    This is a title of a pharagraph about lazy children who watch TV so much...
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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Giving us the context of phrases helps us help you.

    What does your teacher say is the meaning?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    not a teacher

    The term "couch potato" seems to date from the mid-70s and initially referred to people who spend a lot of time sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating junk food. It has become more generalized in meaning to include people who are habitually inactive and lazy.
    There is a discussion of "couch potato" here: etymology - What is the origin of the term "Couch Potato"?

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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Giving us the context of phrases helps us help you.

    [...]

    Yes, It is:
    Mo More Couch Potatoes!

    Here 's a way for parents to move their snack-eating. TV-watching children from the famiy sofa: a bicycle connected electrically to the TV. To see their favourite shows, the kids have to pedal

    About 55 percent of American adults and more than 13 percent of young people ages 6 through 17 are overweight
    Research shows that young people are watching to much television and eating too many snacks at the same time. many of them are not getting enough exercise. Formal exercise programs do not help much because it is difficult to get to a gym or playgound regularly, particularly for young chldren with working parents
    As a result, scientists are looking for home-based ways to get kids moving. David Allison, the inventor of the TV-cycle" believes that scientists should look for imaginative ways to encourage physical activity. he also suggests charging money to ride an elavator. This way, more people will use the stairs!
    so, the title 's meaning is: No more people who addicts to watch television ?
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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    For me, the title is a way of saying "Here are some ideas to avoid there being any more couch potatoes (in the future)" or "Here's how to stop your children from being couch potatoes".

    It's the same as "No More Nukes!" That doesn't mean that there are no nuclear weapons these days. It means "We don't want nuclear weapons to exist now or in the future".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For me, the title is a way of saying "Here are some ideas to avoid there being any more couch potatoes (in the future)" or "Here's how to stop your children from being couch potatoes".

    It's the same as "No More Nukes!" That doesn't mean that there are no nuclear weapons these days. It means "We don't want nuclear weapons to exist now or in the future".
    Thanks, I would like to know what "Couch potatoes" means here.
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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Thanks, I would like to know what "Couch potatoes" means here.
    See post #5 where it was clearly explained and a link was given. As far as I know, "couch potato" only has one definition.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What does this mean "No more couch Potatoes!"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See post #5 where it was clearly explained and a link was given. As far as I know, "couch potato" only has one definition.
    Yes, I saw that, and it means: "lazy people" ?
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