Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 1,742
    #1

    Question "a public irrelevance"?!

    Hi there,
    In a text I've come up against this and I can't get my head around it. Could anyone please give me some idea?

    Ta!

  2. Copy-editor's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Grenada

    • Join Date: May 2009
    • Posts: 40
    #2

    Re: "a public irrelevance"?!

    Discreet.

  3. Mehrgan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 1,742
    #3

    Re: "a public irrelevance"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Copy-editor View Post
    Discreet.


    Thanks. I just to forgot to write what it refers to. "Sexuality". So can I conclude that it means something like "the whole idea of sexuality is something that apparently people avoid."?

  4. Mehrgan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 1,742
    #4

    Unhappy Re: "a public irrelevance"?!

    I was google-searching and I just found this too, "The public irrelevance of modern poetry."


    I'm at a bloody loss!

  5. Copy-editor's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Grenada

    • Join Date: May 2009
    • Posts: 40
    #5

    Re: "a public irrelevance"?!

    Modern poetry is not relevant to the public.

    As far as the public irrelevance of sexuality, I imagine it means that no one (apart from a few religious nutters) gets het up about someone else's sexuality anymore. Doesn't matter if you're hetro, bi, gay, monogamous, polygamous, costumed, celebate, or saving yourself for aliens.

    Public irrelevance can also be a matter of prudence, hence 'discreet' as in 'lying low'. It could also mean a lack of consequence, such as a 2011 upgrade for a Betamax video player. :)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2010, 15:46
  2. "Attender in the public baths"
    By lukre in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2009, 04:50
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 08:27
  4. What is "public dining"?
    By optimistic pessimist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Jun-2008, 05:05
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •