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sisse nar

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Korean
This is from "On His Deathbed" by David Foster Wallace.

"She followed American football and had a son who could not play and then later when he mysteriously ceased being sickly and grew sleek and vigorous would not play. She went instead to watch him swim. The nauseous diminutives, Wuggums, Tigerbear. He swam in public school. The stink of cheap bleach in the venues, barely breathe. Did she miss even one event? When did she stop following it, the football on the misaligned Zenith we would watch together . hold it still, the . making love and lying curled like twins in the womb, saying everything."


I totally don't get the last two underlined sentence.

What does "one event" and "Zenith" refer to?
 
  • sisse nar

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thanks a lot.
    Then what does 'the football on the misaligned Zenith' mean? Is the football the game or something on a watch?
     

    Doktor Zlo

    Member
    English (Canadian)
    You're welcome.

    The meaning is that they watched football (soccer) on a television that had a misaligned picture.

    Also, the last sentence has some mistakes and typos. Are you sure what you typed matches your source text?
     

    sisse nar

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I see, thank you again.
    Sorry, there's some mistake.

    "When did she stop following it, the football on the misaligned Zenith we would watch together - hold it still, the - making love and lying curled like twins in the womb, saying everything."
    This is right one. Thanks.
     
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