What do you mean by “loll, slop and lounge”?

QuestionsWhat do you mean by “loll, slop and lounge”?
shimrah taj asked 3 years ago

What is the meaning of ‘loll and slop and lounge about’ in Roald Dahl’s poem “Television”?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago
  • ‘loll’ means ‘to sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way’.
  • ‘slop’ here means ‘to sit in an untidy and disorganised manner’.
  • ‘lounge’ means ‘to lie, sit, or stand in a relaxed or lazy way’. 

So, you see, basically the three words mean almost the same, i.e., to sit or lie in a lazy and casual manner, as the children do in front of a television set, as the poet has observed.


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Anandita Chatterjee answered 1 year ago

Here the poet meant to say that the television completely hypnotizes the children and children sit in a lazy, casual and relaxed manner and gape at the television screen all the time and becomes completely unaware about their surrounding activities.


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