Posted by Kashima on August 10, 2005
In Reply to: Find the edge of LA posted by James Briggs on August 10, 2005
: : Could someone help me what "find the edge of this city(Los Angeles)" mean in the following conversation by a father who lives in LA and a successful son who is now building a huge house in Hollywood Hills:
: : A(son) :Do you like LA?
: : B(father):Do I like LA? If I could find the edge of this town, I'd leave it. But you are the edge of this town now, and you are everywhere.
: : In this case, does "edge of this town" mean the high-class residential district? Is the father saying that if he was able to succeed and find a house in the outskirts of LA where the rich live, he would have left LA (downtown or wherever he is living).
: : Thank you in advance.
: I think it means that he dislikes LA so much that he'd willingly leave, if only he could find where the town ends and the rest of the world starts.
: Let's see what our US members think!
In that case, then what would "you are the edge of this town now. You are everywhere" mean? Before this conversation, the father says to his son who has now become a Hollywood star, "this town is yours", and the son replies, "I'm doing pretty good". Could it mean that "Your name is all over the town now, so I can tell where the end of the city is. If I don't see your name, then it's the outside the city."?