A: I chanced upon the LGBT Pride march two weekends back. That was a lucky find. The people waiting at the starting point were so colorful and flamboyant, and unapologetically so. There was a real energy there: It really did have the feeling of a celebration.
B: Well, that Saturday was quite a day for getting dressed up and celebrating in Taipei. I’ll tell you about my experience in a minute, but what was the march like?
A: I was only there for the start. Everyone was gathering just in front of Taipei City Hall. You should have seen some of the outfits. People really put a lot of effort into their looks.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: The clue is in the name, I guess. It’s exactly what it says on the tin. The whole event is about people expressing themselves, announcing their existence and their pride in who they are.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
“Exactly what it says on the tin”
This was originally a catchphrase used in an advertisement for a wood stain product. It means that something does exactly what it professes to do.
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