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    sheep-pursuit

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    What does "sheep-pursuit" mean as in "...Venus is now a minor celebrity, about to appear on sheep-pursuit reality show, I'm a Celebrity Shepherd"?

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    Re: sheep-pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    What does "sheep-pursuit" mean as in "...Venus is now a minor celebrity, about to appear on sheep-pursuit reality show, I'm a Celebrity Shepherd"?
    I assume you know what a "shepherd" is? What shepherds (and sheepdogs) do is chase sheep, with a view to getting them together and then moving them into a specific area. Another word for "chase" is "pursue" and the noun is "pursuit".

    So "sheep-pursuit" is the noun for pursuing/chasing sheep.

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    Re: sheep-pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume you know what a "shepherd" is? What shepherds (and sheepdogs) do is chase sheep, with a view to getting them together and then moving them into a specific area. Another word for "chase" is "pursue" and the noun is "pursuit".

    So "sheep-pursuit" is the noun for pursuing/chasing sheep.
    What's that to do with celebrity reality show?

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    Re: sheep-pursuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    What's that to do with celebrity reality show?
    Well, these days, TV producers seem to be willing to make celebrity reality shows from just about anything! It appears from your quote that they are making/have made one called "Celebrity Shepherds" where presumably celebrities will be made to try to learn how to be a shepherd, supposedly for entertainment.

    Personally, I would rather poke my eyes out with sharp sticks than watch that kind of trash, but some people seem to enjoy it!

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