Turn-ons

Today’s Zits:

The strip embodies the popular idea that males are easily aroused, by almost anything, while females require very specific triggers. And it plays on the ambiguity of the V + Prt idioms turn on and turn off.  From NOAD2:

turn someone on   informal   excite or stimulate the interest of someone, esp. sexually.

turn something on   start the flow or operation of something by means of a valve, switch, or button: she turned on the TV.

turn someone off    informal   induce a feeling of boredom or disgust in someone.

turn something off    stop the operation or flow of something by means of a valve, switch, or button: remember to turn off the gas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: