hitting that snooze button

Discussion in 'English Only' started by VicNicSor, May 6, 2015.

  1. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    In a painting class, David looks at the female model in a dressing gown who is going to get naked. He to her:
    - You gotta stop hitting that snooze button.
    18 Again!, movie

    Actually he's Jack in his grandson's body. Jack likes to say wisecracks. What do you think he meant? The girl carried a cup in one hand -- don't know if it matters.
    Thanks.
     
  2. fiercediva

    fiercediva Senior Member

    New York, NY
    American English
    The model is wearing a bathrobe and carrying a cup of coffee, like someone who just got out of bed and isn't fully dressed and ready to go out in public.

    In other words, like someone who has repeatedly been pressing the "snooze button" on an alarm clock, a function which postpones the next ringing of the alarm for a few minutes to allow a sleeper to have a little more time in bed.
     
  3. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    Sorry, but what was the point of the joke? Why does she have to stop hitting that button?
     
  4. fiercediva

    fiercediva Senior Member

    New York, NY
    American English
    The humor lies in the inference that she has delayed sounding the wake-up alarm on her clock so many times by hitting the snooze button that she didn't have any time left to put proper clothes on before coming to the studio.
     
  5. VicNicSor

    VicNicSor Senior Member

    Russia
    Russian
    I get it now. Too witty for me to get it by myself:), thank you!
     

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