I was watching That 70s Show (an American TV show), and in one of the episodes (Season 3, Episode 15), one of the character is reading a magazine article on astronauts and makes the following comment:
Wow! Chicks must really dig astronauts 'cause it says here that astronauts get all the Tang they want.
(There's a laughter track indicating it's a comedic moment.)
I didn't understand the joke but am guessing there's some funny sexual innuendo? I also didn't understand the context in which "tang" was referenced with "astronauts" in the magazine article and looked up the word in the dictionary and got various meanings to it:
[in singular] a strong taste, flavour, or smell: the clean salty tang of the sea.
the projection on the blade of a tool such as a knife, by which the blade is held firmly in the handle: a full tang is used for strength.
make a loud ringing or clanging sound: the bronze bell tangs.
But none of it made sense (to me) when referenced with "astronauts"?
Can someone explain:
- What does tang mean in reference to "astronauts" in the sentence?
- Is tang also slang for something else? (If yes, what does it mean.).