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    Paint Never Dries

    Hi,

    Someone has changed Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical "Love Never Ends" to "Paint Never Dries". What does this expression mean?

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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    My guess is that it's really, really boring. And long.
    It's as exciting as watching paint dry. Except it doesn't dry.

    I could be completely wrong. I don't know anything about the musical. Maybe it's amazing.
    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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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    Thank you so much! I'll see the musical when it hits the theatre in Toronto.
    Last edited by Cheeszz; 17-Mar-2010 at 17:20.

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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    Barb's right. The critic was suggesting that the musical was too long and uninteresting.

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    #5

    Re: Paint Never Dries

    I think it just means that drawings (painted things) will never be forgotten.
    The word dry (dries) sounds more poetic, that's all.
    Same as when you love somebody.
    Your love will never end (usually ).

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Cheers!

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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    Thank you all !

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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I think it just means that drawings (painted things) will never be forgotten.
    The word dry (dries) sounds more poetic, that's all.
    Same as when you love somebody.
    Your love will never end (usually ).

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Cheers!
    Charming, but wrong I'm afraid . The critic/bloggers in question (see The Stage / Shenton's View / The word is out.... and the (first) verdicts are in....) weren't trying to be poetic (though the rhyme 'dies/dries' does make the barb wittier).

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    Re: Paint Never Dries

    In the UK we say that anything really boring and/or takes forever is like watching paint dry.

    So:
    Love Never Dies
    Paint Never Dries

    is a rather clever pun.

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