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    Exclamation Dub-going

    Please, help me!

    I am currently working with a fashion article to translate, and I can't understand the meaning of the following phrase "your favourite ratty dub-going toque"

    What does "dub-going" mean? It's a disaster, I can't find it anywhere!

    Thank you!

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    Re: dub-going

    Quote Originally Posted by hanna1990 View Post
    Please (no comma here) help!

    What is does "dub-going" mean? ??
    Welcome to the forum.

    It means nothing to me. Where did you see it? Please quote the author and the source, and give us the complete sentence.

    Note my changes above, marked in red. We don't say "What is does XXX mean?" You can say either "What does XXX mean?" or "What is the meaning of XXX?"
    One question mark suffices.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: dub-going

    Quote Originally Posted by hanna1990 View Post
    What is does "dub-going" mean???
    I think someone has coined their own phrase which is why you can't find it. My best guess is that it has to do with "dub music" and in this context "dub-going" would mean "going to a dub concert". Dub started in the 1960s but is still going, so that would explain why someone from a more recent era might have a "ratty", presumably slightly frayed, favourite hat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_%28music%29

    http://www.monodsports.com/arcteryx-bird-head-toque

    Does that fit the context of the article you are translating?

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    Re: dub-going

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    I think someone has coined their own phrase which is why you can't find it. My best guess is that it has to do with "dub music" and in this context "dub-going" would mean "going to a dub concert". Dub started in the 1960s but is still going, so that would explain why someone from a more recent era might have a "ratty", presumably slightly frayed, favourite hat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_%28music%29

    http://www.monodsports.com/arcteryx-bird-head-toque

    Does that fit the context of the article you are translating?
    Thank you!
    But I'm quite sure there wasn't "is" in my original sentense.
    Here's the very piece of the article - I think, your explanation fits.
    "People have such powerful pride in such hats - largely because they are declarations of defiance, of would-be nonconformism, of insecure individuality - that I wouldn't dare to interfere. I won't attempt to rip your favourite ratty dub-going toque from you. Indeed, silliness is often what makes these hats so beloved. "

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    Re: dub-going

    I think the "is" was in the duplicate question to which I initially responded but which has now been deleted by Rover_KE. The responses to that thread have now been merged with your (almost) duplicate question in which the "is" does not appear. However, you can see from the quote box in post #2 that it was certainly there when I replied. It's also clearly there in post #3 when Eckaslike responded.
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