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    Amateur Hour

    What's the meaning of "Amateur Hour"?


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    Smile Re: Amateur Hour

    'an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.' (Dictionary.com_)

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    Re: Amateur Hour

    Right!
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    Re: Amateur Hour

    Where did you see read about this?
    It also has a derogatory meaning.

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    Re: Amateur Hour

    In "The Berlin Conspiracy" (Tom Gabbay)


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    Re: Amateur Hour

    Ah, then in that case, it means that instead of performing some job like professionals, somebody, or some people, have botched it up badly, like a bunch of amateurs. Another way of expressing this is to say, "It's amateur hour", as if this attempt at doing the job is like an amateur show where such foul ups can and do occur, and the difference in quality of performance when amateurs put on a show, compared to professional theatre.

    It probably goes right back to the original Amateur Hour, a radio show where children performed, and if they were lousy, they were buzzed to stop. This was subsequently changed to a loud gong sounding instead.
    Last edited by David L.; 15-May-2008 at 20:50.

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