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    Meaning

    Dear Teachers,

    Please explain the meaning of the following sentence.

    "that dreaded insult to the culinary senses a pizza"

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Meaning

    Welcome to the board, Gemini.

    Please write out the complete sentence containing this phrase, with capital letters and punctuation, and tell us where you found it and if possible who wrote it.

    Rover


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    Re: Meaning

    Dear Sir,

    This sentence is a part of our task. The complete sentence is

    "While driving, it is an offence to eat an apple, sandwich, or that dreaded insult to the culinary senses a pizza."

    Thanks

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    Re: Meaning

    Thank you, Gemini.

    The writer hates pizza so he is expressing his prejudice against it by condemning it as being offensive to the taste buds.

    It's as meaningless to most of us as saying 'Whilst driving don't eat those disgusting things they call bananas'.


    Rover

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Thank you, Gemini.

    The writer hates pizza so he is expressing his prejudice against it by condemning it as being offensive to the taste buds.

    It's as meaningless to most of us as saying 'Whilst driving don't eat those disgusting things they call bananas'.


    Rover
    Would you really say it is meaningless or merely gratuitous?

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini1978 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    Please explain the meaning of the following sentence.

    "that dreaded insult to the culinary senses a pizza"

    Thanks in advance

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) The part of a sentence that you have quoted seems

    perfect -- except for one important thing in writing: the

    comma.

    (a) ... insult to the culinary senses, a pizza.

    (i) "pizza" is in apposition with "insult."

    (ii) In speech, of course, you would pause after "senses."

    *****NOT A TEACHER *****

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by apbl View Post
    Would you really say it is meaningless or merely gratuitous?
    Spot on, apbl.

    Le mot juste.

    Rover

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