Posted by DH on November 21, 2004
In Reply to: Why are we guessing? posted by Bob on November 20, 2004
: : : : : : : Anyone living in a house where the Disney Channel ceaselessly drones already gets the gest gist of the tween cabler's new animated "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers'...--Chicago Tribune
: : : : : : What does it mean? Looking the terms up separately in dictionary.com:
: : : : : : gest or geste n. A notable adventure or exploit. A verse romance or tale. A prose romance.
: : : : : : gist n.
: : : : : : The central idea; the essence.
: : : : : Thank you kindly, Singlecolon. Then can paraphrase this as "comprehends the central concept of the chronicle captured by the allow cohort of cable"
: : : : : But what does it all mean--DH
: : : : I asked you first.
: : : The original poster left a quote from a publication. That's all. Was it a question? A citation to answer some other post? If if was a question, we're left to wonder what. The meaning of gest gist? The meaning of tween? The sociological importance of the Disney Channel? The nature of the program? Who is Mr. Whiskers? And then, regardless of what the origianl question(s) may have been, now we're asked to explain the meaning of "chronicle captured by the allow cohort of cable" which may have been translated from the original Gibberish. What a burden.
Good questions. Indicentally, "allow" s/b "callow," meaning immature youth, the closest alliteration I cold come to "tween"--DH
: : And I don't know the answers to any of those questions either.
: Tween is an interesting word, invented 20 or 30 years ago, to describe that distint marketing/demographic segment 'tween the ages of children and teenagers. McDonald's restaurants was one early exploiters of tweeners, fashioning advertising aimed directly at them, and quite successfully, too. The Disney Channel lives off that demographic too, but since no one in that age group is anywhere around here, my knowlege of Mr. Whiskers is sadly deficient.