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    Cool Big Blue

    It seems Big Blue means different kind of things, but as it can be inferable, may it be referring to Oceans, sea in general, both, or the like?

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    I think we need more context - it could be almost anything - the sky, a whale, the sea, a flower.

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    Cool Re: Big Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think we need more context - it could be almost anything - the sky, a whale, the sea, a flower.
    OK. Thank You. The sentence says: "Where big and powerful sharks rule, get ready for this big blue adventure!"

    It's obvious they talk on sea, but when said big blue, are we talking about an Ocean, the sea without more nuances, or what else?


    Thanks again for your help.

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    I think you are right in this case - they are promoting a great experience in the ocean/sea, probably with large Blue sharks {http://tinyurl.com/24jldn}; so you actually have a possible double meaning in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ... you actually have a possible double meaning in this one.
    Context helps, doesn't it? Consider these definitions and their advert beauties:

    big blue
    meaning 1: IBM
    meaning 2: viagra

    Advert
    Where big and powerful sharks rule, get ready for this big blue adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Context helps, doesn't it? Consider these definitions and their advert beauties:

    big blue
    meaning 1: IBM
    meaning 2: viagra

    Advert
    Where big and powerful sharks rule, get ready for this big blue adventure!
    It's about sea. really! Neither IBM nor viagra at all. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    It's about sea. really! Neither IBM nor viagra at all. ?
    You're right, but my comment was to Anglika, and I was commenting on the ambiguity of the phrase big blue.

    Without additional context the sentence below admits more than one meaning:

    Where big and powerful sharks rule, get ready for a big blue adventure! (See post #3)

    1. Ocean (it's big/vast and blue),
    2. A type of shark,
    3. IBM (its logo is big and blue), and
    4. Viagra (a big blue pill).

    The resulting meanings for the last two are humorous: in Business, a shark is a ruthless business person; in Love, a shark is a ruthless lover.

    In short, without further context, your example sentence expresses more than one meaning, and those meanings are funny--in a good way.

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    You're right, but my comment was to Anglika, and I was commenting on the ambiguity of the phrase big blue.

    Without additional context the sentence below admits more than one meaning:

    Where big and powerful sharks rule, get ready for a big blue adventure! (See post #3)

    1. Ocean (it's big/vast and blue),
    2. A type of shark,
    3. IBM (its logo is big and blue), and
    4. Viagra (a big blue pill).

    The resulting meanings for the last two are humorous: in Business, a shark is a ruthless business person; in Love, a shark is a ruthless lover.

    In short, without further context, your example sentence expresses more than one meaning, and those meanings are funny--in a good way.

    Does that help?
    Yes, yes. Thank You very much for your explanation. As a matter of fact I already suspected it was an ironical comment. Catalans have quite a similar sense of humor. Sorry for entering into your comment for Anglika.

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    You are most welcome to enter in; please do! (I'm glad to hear my reply served its purpose well.)

    All the best.

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