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    She doesn't know what a phone booth is?

    We took the family to one of those restaurants where the walls are plastered with movie memorabilia. I went off to see the hostess about reserving a table. When I returned, I found my 11-year-old daughter staring at a poster of Superman standing in a phone booth. She looked puzzled. "She doesn't know who Superman is?" I whispered to my husband.

    "Worse," he replied. "She doesn't know what a phone booth is."
    Hello! Can I understand the sentence highlighted in blue at its face value? I don't think the 11-year-old doesn't know a phone booth. What does the punch line refer to? Thanks!

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    Re: She doesn't know what a phone booth is?

    Oh,gee - that takes me back!
    Superman often ducked into a phone booth to change out of his Clark Kent clothes and into his superhero costume. I suppose in this day of mobile phones it would be possible not to know what a phone booth is. In many countries there are no longer "stand alone" booths - just those on the wall shelves-not a good place to strip off your clothes!

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    Re: She doesn't know what a phone booth is?

    Hi, thank for the interesting backdrop. How time flies!


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    Re: She doesn't know what a phone booth is?

    '...the interesting background".

    a backdrop is painted canvas lowered and raised as required for a scene in a play.

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    Re: She doesn't know what a phone booth is?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    '...the interesting background".

    a backdrop is painted canvas lowered and raised as required for a scene in a play.
    David L., thanks for the correction. You're helpful.

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