Hi, dear friends

I don't get the meaning of the red part of the sentence, in fact I don't get the point implied by the whole sentence. I would be very grateful, if you help me.

[The man (Flynn) has a dog called "Moe". The woman askes him what Moe stands for.]

"He looks like Moe. You know, Moe Howard." When her face stayed blank, Flynn sighed.

"Women, they don't know what they're missing when it comes to the courageous comedy and wit of The Three Stooges."

"Yes, yes, we do know what we're missing. We miss it on purpose."

Thank you in advance

Hossein31
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Loosely:

"Women, they do not appreciate or understand how great it is or 'get it' when it comes to the courageous..."

And it's usually said in a condescending and/or passive/agressive way.

The woman replied that she does comprehend the statement/concept, but doesn't agree with it. In other words, she doesn't think she is missing out on anything Emotion: smile
"Don't know what they're missing" is a common expression remotely related to "Ignorance is bliss."

Or perhaps, "Don't judge a book by its cover!"

You may know of the existence of X in an abstract way, but until you have fully experienced it, you cannot judge its worth.

The expression implies that if you really knew what it was all about, you would like it, or be in favor of it.

The ladies' retort implies that they in fact DO know what it's all about, and they CHOOSE to reject it.

To miss something can mean to not partake of it. It can be intentional or coincidental/accidental.

I'll have to miss the Jazz Festival because my daughter's getting married that weekend.

I missed that episode. My TV cable was down last Tuesday.

Do you mean I've been missing those reruns? Dang! I thought they were supposed to be on a different channel!
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to miss: to fail to comprehend, sense, or experience

The dialog goes something like this:

Women don't know all the wonderful things they fail to understand and experience on the topic of The Three Stooges. (One of the three stooges is named 'Moe'.)

Yes, we know what we fail to experience. We don't like those things and we don't want to experience those things so we avoid them on purpose.

CJ
Thanks a lot for your helpful replies

But yet there remain some questions: What is the point about the the three stooges that the women don't get? Is it a general point? What is the relationship between that point and the reason for calling the dog Moe? At the the end, the woman says she knows what she doesn't comprehend. Is it logicall? I mean how it is possible for someone to say "I know what I don't know."

thank you

hossein31
hossein31Thanks a lot for your helpful replies
But yet there remain some questions: What is the point about the the three stooges that the women don't get? Is it a general point? What is the relationship between that point and the reason for calling the dog Moe? At the the end, the woman says she knows what she doesn't comprehend. Is it logicall? I mean how it is possible for someone to say "I know what I don't know."

thank you
hossein31
They do "get" it, but prefer not to accept it as "great", like the man does.

From what you said, he references the Three Stooges and she had a blank expression, possibly indicating she did not know of them or was puzzled by his response.

At the end, she says she knows, but disagrees.

It would be a light-hearted sexist comment, that he made.

Like a woman saying, "Men don't know how to dress themselves."

Technically they do, but the woman is speaking about men's perceived lack of taste or apathy towards clothing themselves, in a fasionable way.

Maybe you should watch a Three Stooges clip and you'll see how "male" it is Emotion: smile

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CalifJimto miss: to fail to comprehend, sense, or experience
I think that "to fail to understand/comprehend" and "to fail to experience" are two quite different meanings.

You've completely missed the point! (failed to understand/comprehend)

You don't know what you missed yesterday! (You're unaware of/don't understand/don't comprehend/don't know what you failed to experience yesterday.)

The meaning of "missed" in the second example has nothing to do with "comprehension."

"Don't know" carries that part of the idea.
hossein31What is the point about the the three stooges that the women don't get? Is it a general point?
This is the WRONG MEANING of "miss."
Hossein's question begs the issue.

The ladies opt to pass up the experience of The Three Stooges. It's not that they don't get the point of it.
Avangi
CalifJimto miss: to fail to comprehend, sense, or experience
I think that "to fail to understand/comprehend" and "to fail to experience" are two quite different meanings.

You've completely missed the point! (failed to understand/comprehend)

You don't know what you missed yesterday! (You're unaware of/don't understand/don't comprehend/don't know what you failed to experience yesterday.)

The meaning of "missed" in the second example has nothing to do with "comprehension."
"Don't know" carries that part of the idea.
hossein31What is the point about the the three stooges that the women don't get? Is it a general point?
This is the WRONG MEANING of "miss."
Hossein's question begs the issue.

The ladies opt to pass up the experience of The Three Stooges. It's not that they don't get the point of it.
So what kind of exprience is it? something other than watching? Would you clarify what experience someone could get by watching a movie like " The Three stooges"?

thank you
OK, I'll try.

So what kind of exprience is it? something other than watching? Would you clarify what experience someone could get by watching a movie like " The Three stooges"? -- The thesis of the fictional comment in the first post is that to men, the Three Stooges are funny, a pleasure to watch, while to women, they are not funny – they are uninteresting. Whether that is actually the case is irrelevant.
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