Taking 'eurotrash' seriously – but not too seriously
Seinfeld. The episode called 'The Implant':[George walks over to the snack table as Timmy watches him from across the room. He takes a chip from the bowl, dips it, takes a bite, and then dips again. Timmy hurriedly comes over.]TIMMY: What are you doing?GEORGE: What?TIMMY: Did...did you just double-dip that chip?GEORGE: Excuse me?TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip!GEORGE: "Double-dipped"? What are you talking about?TIMMY: You dipped the chip. You took a bite. [points at the dip] And you dipped again.GEORGE: So...?TIMMY: That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip - just take one dip and end it!GEORGE: Well, I'm sorry, Timmy...but I don't dip that way. [takes a chip]TIMMY: Oh, you don't, huh?GEORGE: No. [dips the chip] You dip the way you want to dip...[bites the chip] I'll dip the way I want to dip. [dips the chip again]TIMMY: Gimme the chip! [grabs George and the chip goes flying] Gimme the chip! [they struggle in front of the snack table]
buying the same film on DVD twice, due to different print/extras etc...
Something to do with very strong acid if i remember rightly from my warehouse/acid house parties days back in the late 80's,always remember everyone talking about 'double-dipped strawberries' and 'double-dipped purple ohm's'.Better not say anymore :-)
The first time I heard "double dipping" was in reference to direct-to-video movies. Usually, they go out on video and then show up later on late-night cable. Every once in a while, one is prestigious enough to rate a "debut" on HBO; then they come out on video, and after that they show up on cable again. So it's two separate cable sales, hence "double dipping."
Double dips are a now rare term in venture financings, through which VCs get their money back and get to share in the remaining proceeds on as-if converted basis. I am sure that's not what you had in mind, Keith.
In the DVD context, I'd also understand it to mean upgrading to a "better" DVD release of a film you already own, as Anonymous suggested. I think I've even triple-dipped in the past. Argh!
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