A person on Reddit made a post showing a camera he found embedded in a log while he was splitting it.

A user commented and said:

Develop the film and deliver!

What does deliver mean in this context? I have looked it up in several dictionaries, but couldn't find a definition that's relevant to the context.

  • Are you sure "embedded" is right in this context ?...I guess you could post the link...never been on reddit – Inquist Jan 30 '14 at 17:58
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    The user who made that comment demanded the proof of evidence, "Develop that film, and show us!". – Damkerng T. Jan 30 '14 at 18:05
  • This is highly ambiguous to me "camera he found embedded in a log while he was splitting it"....what I comprehend by this is -: ......(nothing-:its partly my mistake and partly yours) – Inquist Jan 30 '14 at 18:13
  • This is the link to the post. – Theo Jan 30 '14 at 18:24
  • @DamkerngT. So does deliver here then means: to show something (as a proof of evidence)? – Theo Jan 30 '14 at 18:33

Presumably, the camera that was embedded in the log was an older, film-based camera. The user who commented is asking the original poster to "take the film out of the found camera, get it developed, and deliver the results (that is, the pictures from the film) to us so that we can see them."

Essentially this is definition 2 from m-w.com:

to give into another's possession or keeping

in that the images from the found camera would be presented to the reddit community.

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  • How can a camera be embedded in a log ? – Inquist Jan 30 '14 at 18:45
  • Like this, apparently: imgur.com/KwLdLMm – Hellion Jan 30 '14 at 18:56
  • I agree with your answer, but I think the meaning of deliver in this context is a bit richer than M-W Def #2. I'm thinking of a football player making a penalty kick, with his teammates saying on the sideline, "Come on, deliver for us!" It means, "Make something good happen; don't let us down." (somewhat akin to the idiom deliver the goods). The five-word exclamation leads me in this direction. – J.R. Jan 30 '14 at 21:33

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