Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Catalan
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 1,043
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Cool on distance

    In this sentence:

    "In these movies the humor was built on distance, an off-beat, indeed at times absurd humor".

    What does "on distance" mean here?

    Is it meaning "taking some distance from waht is narrated"?

    Thank You

  2. mayita1usa's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2010
    • Posts: 227
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: on distance

    It's difficult to determine the meaning without more context.

    From what you wrote here, I would say that "the humor was built on distance" means that the humor was created to be very extreme, or very far (i.e. distant) from normal life. Does that make sense with the rest of the story?

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] at/in/from a distance
    By yuriya in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2010, 01:45
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Feb-2009, 21:41
  3. [General] in the distance / at a distance
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2009, 14:14
  4. distance
    By Progress in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-Oct-2007, 20:06
  5. Distance
    By jvaldelv in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2003, 14:10


Posting Permissions

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