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    net or sauce

    What does "net" mean? Internet? Does it mean "(dunk/surf) the Internet"?

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    Re: net or sauce

    I think it has something to do with the NBA, which I'm not familiar with. It's probably a wordplay. (I don't think the "net" refers to the "internet".)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 28-Sep-2020 at 06:59.

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    Re: net or sauce

    It is a play with the word "dunk".

    It could mean to dip the chicken strips from Jack into the sauce. Or it could also mean, in basketball, to shoot the ball into the basket (with the net) like an NBA star player in an exhibition game.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: net or sauce

    Ted's almost right, except that dunking the ball isn't shooting it into the net. It's jumping high enough into the air so that the player can force the ball through the hoop without the ball ever leaving his hand. Often the arm or hands go into the hoop as well, or players hang from the rim. Occasionally the force of the dunk will actually shatter the backboard.

    It's considered both a feat of physical prowess as well as dominance, as it's harder to accomplish than simply shooting from a distance.

    Hence the word play on 'dunk' - you hold the ball or chicken in your hand as you place it in the net or sauce.
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    #5

    Re: net or sauce

    It meant nothing to this BrE speaker. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: net or sauce

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It meant nothing to this BrE speaker.
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