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    Smile Knockers | Subtle

    Phoebe: (Clears Throat) Rach, so, that guy there. Straight or gay?
    Rachel: (They both look behind them.) Well, I'd have to say gay.
    Phoebe: Yeah? Why?
    Rachel: Well mainly because he's kissing that other guy.
    Phoebe: Oh no not that guy there. That guy right there. (Pointing to an attractive man sitting at a table behind them.)
    Rachel: Oh yeah he's too cute to be straight.
    Phoebe: (A woman with large breasts walks in the door) Ohh knockers will help us figure it out. (She walks by and he checks her out.)
    Rachel: All right, straight, and not subtle. (The man gets up and leaves.)


    what does knocker mean?
    Is it a vulgar slang for a woman's breast?

    and, what does subtle mean here?

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    Re: Knockers | Subtle

    Quote Originally Posted by brennan View Post
    ....
    Is it a vulgar slang for a woman's breast?
    and, what does subtle mean here?
    Presumably before he left he looked at her in an overtly sexual way - he 'leered' at her? It's not clear what he did, but whatever it was it made it obvious that he was straight [heterosexual].

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    Re: Knockers | Subtle

    Quote Originally Posted by brennan View Post
    Phoebe: (Clears Throat) Rach, so, that guy there. Straight or gay?
    Rachel: (They both look behind them.) Well, I'd have to say gay.
    Phoebe: Yeah? Why?
    Rachel: Well mainly because he's kissing that other guy.
    Phoebe: Oh no not that guy there. That guy right there. (Pointing to an attractive man sitting at a table behind them.)
    Rachel: Oh yeah he's too cute to be straight.
    Phoebe: (A woman with large breasts walks in the door) Ohh knockers will help us figure it out. (She walks by and he checks her out.)
    Rachel: All right, straight, and not subtle. (The man gets up and leaves.)
    what does knocker mean?
    Is it a vulgar slang for a woman's breast?
    and, what does subtle mean here?
    Yes, "knockers" are another slang term for breasts. I don't know if it's really considered vulgar or not, as it is commonly used on television these days.

    Reminds me of a conversation on the sitcom Roseanne:

    "You know, I read that a psychologist said that men are so obssessed with women's breasts is because they represent comfort and nurturing. They stand for motherhood."

    "Oh. So I guess that's why they call them 'hooters.'"

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