in the book I'm reading someone refers to a man like Juicy Julie.
"Anything's possible. We are talking about Juicy Julie Isherwood". What stands here Juicy for? It seems like a word game, but what's its meaning?
Thank you very much
The mind boggles, Parole! Without further context we can only guess what it might mean. Applied to a man, though, it's fairly safe to say it's not very complimentary. (Unless his name happens to be Julius or Julian.)
Well, it actually can be relevant. 'Juicy' can mean rich in interest, and can also have sexual connotations. Is the character gay or effeminate by chance? This would explain the Julian -> Julie and 'juicy' somehow seems a suitable adjective for a flamboyant gay man (no offence to any flamboyant gay men out there). I wonder if by extravagant you mean that he has very wild or 'interesting' taste. Anyway, it is clearly a less than complimentary title, and suggests an over-the-top (gay, to me anyway) personality.
edit: I find it a bit strange though that a secret agent is flamboyant: anren't they usually nondescript. In that case, 'juicy' may mean the same as 'juicy gossip'.
Well, that was my immediate thought when I saw the thread title too, Out2. It sounds very much like a name for a camp chap, or at least a chap with flamboyant tastes/manners, quite possibly a lover of fruity art and the like.
The particular event where this sentence appear doesn't seem to me very relevant. Anyway maybe some of you can find it useful. Mr Isherwood has an art gallery, now he is taking on a partner, and everybody is asking and speaking about who this partner is and why he took the decision.
"Getting himself a flashy new front man, from what I hear". When Dimbleby asked whether Isherwood's flashy front man might in fact be an American woman named miss Bancroft, Crabbe gave him a sideways smile. "Anything's possible, love. Remember, we are talking about Juicy Julie Isherwood.
It's not The English Assassin, but a book of the same series,this makes it difficult because maybe some features of the character appeared in another book.