Student or Learner
Today I watched a British comedy "Green Wing"(Seson1, Episode1) and there was one sentence that I couldn't get .
The context is,when DoctorA mocked DoctorB, he said "You are about as intelligent as a gracilis myocutaneous flap on a perineal hernia repair".
I guess he wants to say that doctor B is stupid, but I am not sure about it. How does it make sense?
Can anyone help me with this? Thanks! Waiting for your answer.
Last edited by Lindt; 10-May-2012 at 10:27.
So sorry for that. I won't do this next time. Thanks for telling me.
Last edited by Lindt; 10-May-2012 at 10:32.
The joke is not a particularly witty play on words. In fact the audience probably don't know most of them. The amusing thing is the use of complex expert vocabulary to create a gross insult (most listeners don't know 'gracilis' or 'myocutaneous', but may know 'perineal' and probably 'hernia' - and know that they refer to taboo areas of the body).
Green Wing was a show that divided opinions. Some people found it very funny, and some found it unutterably gross and meaningless.
Yes, you are right. I don't think the audience could understand all the expert vocabulary here. I am trying translating the subtitles into Chinese, and I want to avoid misleading the audience as far as possible. Thank you.