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    Default The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Hello! Could someone help me to understand the cartoons as the attached?

    Q1: I request a sidebar=?

    Q2: It's about time=?

    Q3: I'll have double scotch on the rocks=?

    Q4: Why is the title "the wizard ID"?


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    Cartoon 1

    A: I request a sidebar,sire;

    B It's about time!
    Cartoon 2

    B: I'll have double scotch on the rocks
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    Default Re: The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! Could someone help me to understand the cartoons as the attached?

    Q1: I request a sidebar=?

    Q2: It's about time=?

    Q3: I'll have double scotch on the rocks=?

    Q4: Why is the title "the wizard ID"?


    Thanks!
    A "sidebar" is a discussion between the judge and attorneys at the bench off the record and outside the hearing of the jurors or spectators

    The joke is that the man in the dock (who is indicated as being drunk [the bubbles round his head]) hears it as "bar", and asks for a double scotch [whisky]n the rocks [with ice].

    The title of the cartoon series is "The Wizard of Id" >>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Id

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    Talking Re: The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Thank you very much, Anglika!



    Then, what does 'it is about time' mean?

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    Default Re: The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you very much, Anglika!



    Then, what does 'it is about time' mean?
    The fellow in the jester's cap has probably been sitting at the table for a lengthy period of time as the court proceedings have taken place. When his lawyer asks for a sidebar the jester, thinking he is going to get a cocktail, says "It's about time!" ("I've waited long enough!")

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    Amigo, thank you for your answer.

    It's about time = it is time to start something that a person is expecting for?

    If a lot of TV ads end, I can enjoy my favorite programme finally. And can I say, "It is about time"?

    Cheers!
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 24-Jul-2008 at 03:31. Reason: expecting-->expecting for

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    Default Re: The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Amigo, thank you for your answer.

    It's about time = it is time to start something that a person is expecting?

    If a lot of TV ads end, I can enjoy my favorite programme finally. And can I say, "It is about time"?

    Cheers!
    Exactly!

    Cheers to my favorite daffodils!!!

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    Default Re: The Wizard ID (cartoon)

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Exactly!

    Cheers to my favorite daffodils!!!

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    Thank you so much!

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