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    jazzy modes

    Does this "jazzy mode" mean "of jazz music style" or "fancy, high quality"? And what do you mean by "mega-gift shops"? Do they sell physically big gifts or carry so many items?

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    ex) Museums have been the primary contemporary institutions upholding classical standards of artistic value. Recently,however, many philosophers have described the dilemma museums face in identifying their chief function: as storage places of valuable objects, or instead, as places to produce interesting experiences. The aims of scholarship and preservation of real objects are being displaced by an emphasis on virtual experiences and emotional rhetoric. Museums are decorated as entertainment palaces at the Disneyland, when they add jazzy modes of presentation, audio-phone tapes,fancy displays with buttons and videos, mega-gift shops, etc. The Pompidou Centre was revolutionary and attracted many kinds of people with add-ons such as cafes, restaurants, bookstores, theaters, a film section, etc.

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    Re: jazzy modes

    I think it just means that the presentations have been "jazzed up" - that suggests they have been made more exciting in some way, perhaps with the use of flashing lights, dancing girls (!), the incorporation of new technology etc.

    You can jazz up other things. Add sparkly sequins to your clothes. Paint flames on your car. Add little multi-coloured sparkling lights to the spokes of your bicycle wheels.

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    Re: jazzy modes

    Thanks a lot! What about "mega-gift shops"?
    What I found on the internet was "a donation to charity of millions of dollars", but I can't get it.

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    Re: jazzy modes

    It just means a gift shop of immense size. A lot of things have mega- added to the beginning to mean "huge".

    When Virgin still had stores in the UK selling CDs, DVDs etc, they had two main sizes of shop. One was simply called "Virgin" or (years ago) "Virgin Records". The other, bigger store which sold a wider variety of items was "Virgin Megastore".

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