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    #1

    brighter shade of red

    Mel asked Jim like this after seeing a couple dating, and the translation goes "Who is more shy"? Is "brighter shade of red" a metaphor meaning red-faced(shy) persons?

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    00:28:11 We think you should go.
    00:28:13 Yeah, hate to see them go to waste.
    00:28:16 - I... - Fantastic.
    00:28:17 You know, have a good time, and we expect a report when you get back.
    00:28:20 Good night.
    Mel- Which one do you think is a brighter shade of red, him or her?
    Jim- This has gotta be him. He's gonna kill me.

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    Re: brighter shade of red

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Mel asked Jim like this after seeing a couple dating, and the translation goes "Who is more shy"? Is "brighter shade of red" a metaphor meaning red-faced(shy) persons?

    gw13
    00:28:11 We think you should go.
    00:28:13 Yeah, hate to see them go to waste.
    00:28:16 - I... - Fantastic.
    00:28:17 You know, have a good time, and we expect a report when you get back.
    00:28:20 Good night.
    Mel- Which one do you think is a brighter shade of red, him or her?
    Jim- This has gotta be him. He's gonna kill me.
    Without any context and without knowing who they're talking about, including the physical and personality attributes of "him" and "her", it's impossible to tell.

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    #3

    Re: brighter shade of red

    Guessing the context, I think you're right keannu. Perhaps 'hate to see them go to waste' refers to tichets of some kind. Two unconnected people have been sent out on a date - 'have a good time, and we expect a report when you get back.' They were both embarrassed, although (in the tradition of sitcom) one or both was probably quite pleased.

    b

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