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    #1

    "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.

    Step out of the interesting, dynamic rhythm every so often and focus on your internal life. Say "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.
    Source: A quote from Naomi Rosenblatt

    Hello friends,
    I couldn't make head of the blue sentence. I understand what it says but it's nonsense to me.
    What does she want to say by the blue sentence? Would you please clarify it to me?

    Many thanks

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    Re: "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    I couldn't make head of the blue sentence.
    I couldn't make head or tail of the blue sentence.

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    Re: "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.

    NOT A NATIVE TEACHER

    Here, I think, the word "the world" has a metaphorical meaning. "The world" is like a vehicle moving very fast for the speaker, and she is not happy with this pace.
    What happens and how do you feel if the vehicle you're riding is moving very fast?
    Probably you feel uncomfortable, ask the driver to stop and get off.
    The same here, she's asking the world to move/change more slowly so that she can have enough time to enjoy her life.

    Since the thread starter is Iranian, I'd like to draw their attention to the song by the Iranian singer Reza Sadeghi.
    The literal meaning of the lyrics is:
    Stop the world, stop the world
    I wanna get off

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    #4

    Re: "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Source: A quote from Naomi Rosenblatt

    Hello friends,
    I couldn't make head of the blue sentence. I understand what it says but it's nonsense to me.
    What does she want to say by the blue sentence? Would you please clarify it to me?

    Many thanks
    This was the title of a musical comedy from the 1960s, starring Anthony Newley, an accomplished British actor/singer/songwriter. The musical introduced the popular song "What Kind of Fool Am I". Newley was also instrumental in the production of "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd". The idea of the first title is that life can become overwhelming and complicated. When that happens, one can wish that things stop for a while. The metaphor is to stop the planet from spinning so fast.

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