Discussion in 'English Only' started by chinada, May 4, 2013.

  1. chinada Member

    Hello all

    A new expression: slap-job.

    Saw it on the first page today's MSN website. First page, the pictures, right now, it's the 7th. The words read: "Who knew that cat photos peppered with Impact bold or slap-job Photoshop pics could be so infectious? These viral hits bring comedy-creation to the masses."

    What does it mean? Can't find it in dictionaries and the search here.

    Thank you.
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  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    What explanation are you looking for: slap-job or the underlined text? Don't say both because we only allow one question per thread. :)
  3. chinada Member

    Sorry, copyright
    I meant to ask about "slap-job" as I indicated in the title. The underlined part was copied over from the original MSN webpage and I could not rid the underline.
    I'll officially ask again: what does the expression "slap-job" mean?

    Thank you!
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    I've never heard slap-job before, so I can only tell you what comes to my mind: a slapdash Photoshop treatment. Or possibly slapping one image on top of another, collage-style, to create an image in Photoshop, but I think the slapdash Photoshop treatment or alteration is more likely.

    [slapdash] is in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner. (In other words, the job of altering something in Photoshop doesn't take a lot of work or artistry.)
  5. chinada Member

    Thank you copyright!

    I think you're right.

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