Polynesian barge cooking

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  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Do let us have some context. The phrase is meaningless without it (except, perhaps, to Polynesians)


    It comes from a sentence in an online essay, entitled "The Potato Scale," written by a student called Helen Petruzzelli.

    "If a presidential address is on every channel but one, and they (couch potatoes) dislike the president, they will tune in that one channel, be it Bugs Bunny reruns or Polynesian barge cooking. These potatoes would never consider burning off the box."


    Senior Member
    English (U.S.)
    The writer simply intends to suggest that people will watch whatever is on the channel. "Polynesian barge cooking" is given as an example of absurd programming which hardly anyone would ever watch.

    Barges are flat-bottomed boats.
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