Liners?

English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

Moderator: Alan

pdh0224
Gold Member
Posts: 472
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:02 am

Liners?

Postby pdh0224 » Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:58 am

Dear teacher,

Mr. Dangerfield's big break came in 1967 when, at 44 and relatively unknown, he won a spot on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Introducing a stream of lugubrious one-liners with his loser's prologue - "Nothing goes right for me" - he became a favorite guest on shows whose hosts included Steve Allen, Joey Bishop, Joan Rivers, Dean Martin, Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin.

Q : What does "liners" mean in the sentence? I think it refers to an actor with lines about his loser's prologue. Am I right?


All the best,

User avatar
Alan
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12262
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Status: English Teacher
Location: Japan

Postby Alan » Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:06 am

A 'one-liner' is a very short joke or witty comment.


Return to “Grammar Help”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests