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    TV antennas

    Dear teachers,

    Good day. May I ask the American teacher a question on the following sentence taken from a US source? What do "TV antennas" mean here? Thank you.

    "Did you hear about the TV antennas that got married? The reception was great!"

    Did they mean a heart-to-heart couple who finally got married?

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    Re: TV antennas

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Good day. May I ask the American teacher a question on the following sentence taken from a US source? What do "TV antennas" mean here? Thank you.

    "Did you hear about the TV antennas that got married? The reception was great!"

    Did they mean a heart-to-heart couple who finally got married?
    It's a joke. "TV antennas" is meant literally.
    There is a play on the word "reception", which applies to both weddings and TVs.

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    Re: TV antennas

    TV antennas are either a metal structure on the roof that receives television signals, or smaller metal "rabbit ears" on the TV set itself that serve the same purpose. The noun form of receive is reception. The word reception can also mean a party, often after a wedding, where you receive guests. The joke is pun on the word reception; TV antennas improve your television reception, making the picture clearer, and when the antennas married, they had a great reception.

    Image of TV with rabbit ears: http://thehostess.files.wordpress.co...bit_ears_6.jpg

    Rooftop antenna: http://www.granbytv.com/3671__Antenna.jpg

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