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    Jerry Springer

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    We laugh at Jerry Springer and these trailer park confession shows.

    --- Does it mean he goes with the camera to the park where people live in trailers and they tell him about their secrets?

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    Re: Jerry Springer

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    We laugh at Jerry Springer and these trailer park confession shows.

    --- Does it mean he goes with the camera to the park where people live in trailers and they tell him about their secrets?
    Good guess, but no.

    "Trailer park" here is a put-down of poor people - that is, people who live in trailer parks. It means the writer likes to make fun of poor people. It's a very snobbish Americanism.




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    People who live in trailer parks in the US are often stereotyped as being "white trash" or low-class. If you've ever seen an episode of COPS, you'll note that quite often the domestic dispute calls (husband beating his wife, wife beating her husband, etc) are at trailer parks. So the folks who are willing to go on national television (like the Jerry Springer Show) to reveal their family problems ("my stepfather impregnated me!") are often referred to as "trailer trash" or "trailer park people."

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    Re: Jerry Springer

    thanks!
    Last edited by GUEST2008; 17-Mar-2009 at 23:42.

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