Thank both you and the AIs for the response But I still don’t get it.
Regarding contexts, aside the straight “streaming media” meaning, I’ve found with google different examples, implying that “streamer situations” are kind of situations nobody wants to get in. American Football, Lasers, Fishing, Disasters and on and on.
But why the “streamer”?
The first time I came across this expression was while watching the MILO MURPHY’S LAW show on Youtube
“I’m trying to figure out the streamer situation, but I guess it doesn’t matter”
The context around it is talking about balloons and color coordination:
I’m trying to figure out
the streamer situation,
but I guess it doesn’t matter
if there’s really
a cohesive color scheme,
and the balloons I’m ordering are
all different sizes and shapes,
BTW…this as an example…in many cases it is very helpful to look up the associated picture of a noun using images.google.com. Often that can provide the missing meaning, or at the very least give a better idea of what is being talked about. I use this in my German studies all the time.
Thank you, it’s a good idea with google.images! This way I just learned about “road streamers” and “pole streamers”
And I’m sure now that ‘decorations’ is a precise meaning in that context. But after some research through other examples, I still have an impression that it could be intentional wordplay. Because sometimes you can see “a streamer situation” without any context.
I’m not so sure…if you’re referring to the various other things that popup if you google “streamer situation”. I, for example, had no idea what “streamer situation” was until googling a little, but it wasn’t until you showed the transcript what it was referring to in this case. The other uses are imo not well known or used by everyday people so I’m not sure how much wordplay is going on (again depending on what you’re meaning).
Haha. Sometimes figuring out the meaning of something is an extremely exhausting adventure. I had one word in a book that I couldn’t find anywhere in a google search. My gf and family are German…I asked them. They had no idea. Since the book took place in Northern Germany I gave them that clue and showed them the sentence. Still no idea. My gf wrote the author on facebook =D. He finally replied after a few weeks.
Honestly speaking, this has been a really interesting thread. i have never heard of the said phrase before. I think that’s pretty catchy. me too, if I have heard it for the first time, then I would really be confused. It was pretty interesting to watch Milo Murphy’s Law… but I am afraid I haven’t watched that episode where that was said.