The Simpons had a sweet tooth. One day, Homer Simpson got a ticket of Candy Industry Show where he could get many freebies. Both of his kids, Bart and Lisa, wanted to go with him but he just could take one. Here is the dialogues.
Bart: Can I come to the candy show? Can I?
Lisa: No, me. Take me, me, me.
Homer: Sorry, kids. But this the one event, I want my darling wife by my side.
Marge: Oh, well, thank you, Homer. But take one of the kids.
Homer: Marge, they can't carry enough candy. They have puny little muscles.
(Homer took Marge's arm in his hand and rub it, and then said) Not big, ropy ones like you.
Bart: You go, Mom. For the greater good.
Lisa: For the greater good.
(1) Is it rude to say a woman's arms are big and ropy? I sense Marge purred with an unpleasure pleasure after listening to Homer said say that. But I am not sure. Any compliment from Homer is better than none! Marge clearly feels that it shows Homer cares for her.
(2) For the greater good = better? Is it very colloquial? Could you please give another example for the usage of "greater good". For the good of all - Marge will be able to carry more candy than either Lisa or Bart, so everyone will get more.
A new runway is being constructed at the airport, which will obliterate a village. However, the runway is for the greater good of the country as it will allow an increase in the number of flights per day.
And I got a comment about it from Wikipedia.
Greater good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks in advance!
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