Hello Dear teachers,
I would like to know the meaning of this sentences,which are from a text that talks about music.
'... To its fans, MTV is the latest in hip. To its foes, it's the latest in hype'.
I get confused with the words hype and hip.
'... MTV appears to be turning the generation gap into a chasm in India...'
I get confused with the words chasm and gap.
Thank you very much.
"Hip" means trendy, fashionable, "cool", stylish.
"Hype" means something that is promoted, advertised or talked about excessively, many times to the point that everyone quickly gets tired of it. Ex: There was so much hype surrounding Janet Jackson's Super Bowl appearance that no one remembered who won the actual game.
A gap is a space, usually a small one, between two things or areas. The "generation gap" refers to the difference of opinions and ideas between young people and their parents.
A chasm is a very large gap, such as the Grand Canyon. It can also be used metaphorically to describe a very large difference of opinion; for example, one could refer to "the chasm that divides the Catholics and the Protestants in Northern Ireland."