0

enter image description here

In this article, what does the subtitle mean?

I mean "Revellers must ~the art trail."

I know the literal meaning but I guess that doesn't enough to get the whole meaning.

Does "Revler" have the other meaning? Or is there anything else ambitious?

Please hepl me to get the proper idea of it.

Thank you so much in advance!

  • It's a facetious usage as cited. Revelers normally means partygoers (people out partying / having a good time). Your promotional material implies that following their "art trail" is fun (like going to a party). Requiring customers to swear they're "up to no good" (doing things they shouldn't) adds the further implication that traipsing round the trail will be "naughty but nice". – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jun 11 '19 at 15:10
  • Personally, I think using 'revellers' there is inappropriate. You usually see the word used in news stories about parties, e.g. Christmas, New Year, stag, birthday, etc, especially the ones where alcoholic drinks are consumed. It's not in the art trail promotional material; it's the BBC News website caption for the photo of the promotional material. I would have used something like "participants". – Michael Harvey Jun 11 '19 at 21:42
1

This is a reference to the Harry Potter books. In the books, there is a magical map that will only appear if you say the passphrase "I solemnly swear I am up to no good." The article is linking the street art map the revellers will have to follow with the map from the books - it's just meant as a humorous reference rather than literal fact. (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Marauder%27s_Map)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.