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Except at the end of the day, we don't slide down the tail of a dinosaur.


Is "the end of the day" equivalent in meaning to the sunset in the sentence above?

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The Flintstones was a TV cartoon comedy about cavemen. At the end of his working day, Fred Flintstone slid down a dinosaur's tail on his way home.

At the end of his working day is not the same as the sunset.

Clive

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Except at the end of the day, we don't slide down the tail of a dinosaur.


Is "the end of the day" equivalent in meaning to the sunset in the sentence above?

I had to search for that. It turns out it is a reference to the intro to the American TV prime-time cartoon show of the early 1960s "The Flintstones", set in some imagined prehistoric time when society was much like an American suburb of the day but technology was fancifully stone-age. The main character, Fred, works at a quarry where he operates a heavy machine in the person of a brontosaurus. When the factory whistle (an unfortunate bird) blows at the end of his workday, he jubilantly dismounts his "machine" by sliding down the tail.

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