I can't grasp the meaning of this.. Save me!!

Gengle Knight

Senior Member
Korean-South Korea
Hi there! sizzling hot summer days!
I have a question to ask of you guys.

The following is part of a CNN student's news clip.


< Section describing a cow made of butter at the Iowa state fair removed, to make quotation fit within 4-sentence limit. Cagey, moderator. >


Some might cower at the thought of having the butter up 600-pound bourbon bread spread.
After all, there`s probably not much margarine for error or ruminate for improvement.
But as long as we`re chewing the cud, we may as well put some butter on it,
topping another flavorful edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS. And if you don`t like those puns, we`ll just have to turn out some butter ones later on.
I`m Carl Azuz.

The underlined sentences seem like sort of figurative expressions but I can't grasp the meaning and intention. What on earth are those words signifying? I'd appreciate it if you guys save me!
 
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  • bennymix

    Senior Member
    After all, there`s probably not much margarine for error or ruminate for improvement.


    The man is playing with words (making puns) and standard phrases, such as 'margin of error' and 'room for improvement'. It's a light-hearted story.

    Note the ending:

    And if you don`t like those puns, we`ll just have to turn out some butter ['better'] ones later on.
     

    Gengle Knight

    Senior Member
    Korean-South Korea
    bennymix, and Copyright, pob14..
    Thank you for kind anwers!
    margarine -> margin / ruminate -> room / butter -> better..
    OK, I got it!
     
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