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    starblock

    Can anyone help me with the meaning of following sentence, please?
    "Referring to a beautiful sunset as a “beautiful earthturn” or telling kids to put on starblock before they go out in the starshine can further shake up the familiar."


    I have some problem about understanding "starblock" and "shake up the familiar."

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    Re: starblock

    Not A Teacher

    "Starblock" is made up by the author of this sentence and is meant I think as an alternative word for "Sunblock" cream put on to block the Suns UV rays.
    "Shake up the familiar " means that by saying things that out of the ordinary you keep them interesting.
    The author of this sentence is saying that by using different words than normally expected you keep things interesting.
    I am not so sure this is the case, using words that are not standard English can sometimes make it more difficult to understand the meanings that a person wishes to convey.
    Last edited by Mrfatso; 04-May-2015 at 11:27. Reason: to correct a punctuation mistake.

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    Re: starblock

    Please tell us the source and author of that quotation, jaleel.

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    Re: starblock

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please tell us the source and author of that quotation, jaleel.
    Sorry for delay

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