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    Unhappy What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Hi guys, Hope you are doing well. I really appreciate if you help me find the meaning of this sentence. Thank you in advance.

    2.Some people were talking about music and these things then a man said: "I use Wagner, Scares the hell out of the slopes. My boys love it."
    (I don't understand the meaning of bold part. Does it mean "Wagner's music is awesome?")

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by elka021 View Post
    Hi guys, Hope you are doing well. I really appreciate if you help me find the meaning of this sentence. Thank you in advance.

    2.Some people were talking about music and these things then a man said: "I use Wagner, Scares the hell out of the slopes. My boys love it."
    (I don't understand the meaning of bold part. Does it mean "Wagner's music is awesome?")
    This is an offensive term. "Slopes" is a derogatory slang term referring to Asian people, based on the slope/slant of their eyes. I assume you're still watching Apocalypse Now, in which case it refers to the Vietnamese. The phrase literally means that playing Wagner (very loudly from the helicopter as happens several times in the film, if I remember rightly) really does actually terrify the Vietnamese, and the Americans love the music.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by elka021 View Post
    Hi guys, Hope you are doing well. I really appreciate if you help me find the meaning of this sentence. Thank you in advance.

    2.Some people were talking about music and these things then a man said: "I use Wagner, Scares the hell out of the slopes. My boys love it."
    (I don't understand the meaning of bold part. Does it mean "Wagner's music is awesome?")
    Hi elka, we still need context. I thought a few of us mentioned this last time, and we can't all read minds like ems.
    So, could you give some context next time? There won't always be someone around who knows what you're talking about, so it's in all our interests.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This is an offensive term. "Slopes" is a derogatory slang term referring to Asian people, based on the slope/slant of their eyes. I assume you're still watching Apocalypse Now, in which case it refers to the Vietnamese. The phrase literally means that playing Wagner (very loudly from the helicopter as happens several times in the film, if I remember rightly) really does actually terrify the Vietnamese, and the Americans love the music.
    Thank you. Yeah, I'm still watching this movie as it's a bit difficult for me to understand. This answer fits well. Thank you.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Hi elka, we still need context. I thought a few of us mentioned this last time, and we can't all read minds like ems.
    So, could you give some context next time? There won't always be someone around who knows what you're talking about, so it's in all our interests.
    Hi. Sure I'll do. I'm sorry, I thought most of the people has watched this movie as it's kind of famous. I'm deeply sorry. I'll give more context next time.

    And here, The Americans who are on the chopper were attacking Vietnamese and the colonel suddenly said: "Play the music in order to frighten the enemy and make it loud".
    Then he mentioned this music is from Wagner and it "
    Scares the hell out of the slopes".

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by elka021 View Post
    Hi. Sure I'll do. I'm sorry, I thought most of the people has watched this movie as it's kind of famous. I'm deeply sorry. I'll give more context next time.

    And here, The Americans who are on the chopper were attacking Vietnamese and the colonel suddenly said: "Play the music in order to frighten the enemy and make it loud".
    Then he mentioned this music is from Wagner and it "
    Scares the hell out of the slopes".
    Even if many of us have seen the film, we may have only seen it once and we're certainly not going to remember the context of one individual line of dialogue. In my case, I've only seen the first 45 minutes of it. Twice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Even if many of us have seen the film, we may have only seen it once and we're certainly not going to remember the context of one individual line of dialogue. In my case, I've only seen the first 45 minutes of it. Twice.
    I'll do it. Thanks.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "Scares the hell out of the slopes" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Even if many of us have seen the film, we may have only seen it once and we're certainly not going to remember the context of one individual line of dialogue. In my case, I've only seen the first 45 minutes of it. Twice.
    I defy anyone to get through the second half without falling asleep.

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