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    turned on,inflated sense of my own invulnerability, more scattered from usual,scooped

    1) I have been married for 8 years and now the TV gets 'turned on' more than I do.

    What does it mean of turned on?
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    2) I had an inflated sense of my own invulnerability.

    What does it mean of inflated sense of my own invulnerability?
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    3) He appeared more scattered from usual as she scooped up her daughter's overnight band and went off into the rainy afternoon.

    a) What does it mean of more scattered from usual ?
    b) What does it mean of scooped up ?
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    Re: turned on,inflated sense of my own invulnerability, more scattered from usual,sco

    Something that turns you on arouses in you excitement. Also, to turn on means to switch on the TV. Watching TV is not exactly living in the fast lane; it is boring.
    The author says he has been living in a dead-end relationship with his spouse.

    2. The author thinks he is emotionally strong when he is not.

    3. He was more disorganised than usual.
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    Re: turned on,inflated sense of my own invulnerabilit

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Something that turns you on arouses in you excitement. Also, to turn on means to switch on the TV. Watching TV is not exactly living in the fast lane; it is boring.
    The author says he has been living in a dead-end relationship with his spouse.

    2. The author thinks he is emotionally strong when he is not.

    3. He was more disorganised than usual.
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    Dear Svartnik,

    Thank you for your reply.

    1) May I know what does it mean of fast lane here?

    "Something that turns you on arouses in you excitement. Also, to turn on means to switch on the TV. Watching TV is not exactly living in the fast lane; it is boring."

    2) May I know what does it mean of inflated sense here?

    "inflated sense of my own invulnerability"


    Thanks / ju

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    Re: turned on,inflated sense of my own invulnerability, more scattered from usual,sco

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) I have been married for 8 years and now the TV gets 'turned on' more than I do.

    What does it mean of turned on?
    Sexually aroused.
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    2) I had an inflated sense of my own invulnerability.

    What does it mean of inflated sense of my own invulnerability?
    Too ready to believe he can't be hurt. Someone who takes risks may have an inflated sense of his own invulnerability. Young children seem to - but that's more an unawareness of potential danger than a belief that they're immune.
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    3) He appeared more scattered from than usual as she scooped up her daughter's overnight bandg and went off into the rainy afternoon.
    What happened to the pronouns here?

    a) What does it mean of more scattered from usual ?
    Perhaps it's 'scatty' or 'scatter-brained'
    She's usually disorganized, but now she's more so than normal. (She's forgotten that she has to take her daughter to an overnight party.
    b) What does it mean of scooped up ?
    'Picked up' (hurriedly, carelessly)
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    I think there may be a couple of typos.

    Irrelevant correction: You're getting two forms mixed up: 'What does this mean?'/'What is the meaning of this?' (these are both OK; but 'What does it mean of this?' isn't). -)

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    Last edited by BobK; 10-Apr-2009 at 16:30. Reason: Added last para


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    Re: turned on,inflated sense of my own invulnerabilit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Dear Svartnik,

    Thank you for your reply.

    1) May I know what does it mean of fast lane here?

    "Something that turns you on arouses in you excitement. Also, to turn on means to switch on the TV. Watching TV is not exactly living in the fast lane; it is boring."

    2) May I know what does it mean of inflated sense here?

    "inflated sense of my own invulnerability"


    Thanks / ju
    You know what a Lilo is?
    It is a plastic bag filled with air that people use on the beach for lying on.
    When gas is pumped into it, we say it gets inflated, which means it gets distended (bigger).
    'Inflated' is used in a wider sense to mean something is bigger than it should.

    Inflated prices -- expensive (cost big amount of money)
    inflated sense of invulnerabilty -- inflated means your invulerabilty is bigger in your head than it is in reality

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    Turnpikes have several lanes, of which the innermost (the fast lane) have the fastest traffic. In a methaphorical sense, living in the fast-lane means the pace of life is very fast, that is, lots of exciting things happen to you in a short period of time.
    Couch potatoes, who spend a significnant part of their lives behind the TV, gets few stimuli; their life is not very interesting.

    to turn on somebody means to excite them, usually sexually, but not necessarily.

    TV gets 'turned on' more than I do -- structural ellipsis, which means: do = I get turned on.

    TV gets 'turned on' more than I get turned on.

    TV is turned on = boredom (more)
    I am turned on -- excitement

    I hope this helps you.
    Last edited by svartnik; 10-Apr-2009 at 11:45.

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