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Hazel
What does this joke mean? I just watched S03E03 of the hit sitcome, Brooklyn 99 and I could not get a joke. In this episode, Detetive Boyle finally seemed to find his "the one" but she was a potential suspect so he had no choice but to give her up and said like this to his collegue. "I'm off to the cheese shop and buying by the wheel. The cheese wheel." What does this joke mean?
Sep 29, 2018 3:21 PM
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Is Boyle some sort of foodie? A fan of different foods who buys food of a high quality? Maybe eating cheese is some sort of comfort eating for him? - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/foodie - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/comfort_eating Not sure, sorry. Hope that helps a little.
September 29, 2018
Cheese is sold in or from large round pieces called "Wheel"s. Wheel's are large, as in multiple kg. It appears to refer to a large quantity of cheese. . As Gareth says, it might refer to "comfort eating", just eating a lot to make oneself feel better. Rather like the meme in American TV of women eating a whole punnet of icecream when annoyed or depressed. . The phrasing of "A cheese wheel" afterwards is strange. It is as if there is another interpretation of the earlier sentence that needs clarification, but I do not know what it would be.
September 29, 2018
Hazel
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