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Old 10-06-06, 09:56 PM   #1
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Similar to pick up lines...

are bar conversations had with people you aren’t trying to pick up.

My wife and I were out recently and started talking to another couple; the male side of it was a little random:

Me: so what do you do?
Guy: I’m a farmer
Me: really, that’s cool. What do you grow?
Guy: grass
Me: grass? Wouldn’t we all be farmers then?
Guy: sod.
Me: ohhhh……
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Old 10-07-06, 03:40 AM   #2
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All I've ever had was weirdos butting in on exsisting conversations.

Best one was some drunk trying to tell me to stop drinking, he even started making drawings on napkins as if it would support his theory about alcohol leading to unwanted pregnancy. I ended up quieting him after asking him how one can operate such a device when too inebriated to have it function right, as well as lacking coordination to navigate it to the proper receptacle. He got all embarrassed and walked off, muttering something about damn youth.
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Old 10-07-06, 09:54 AM   #3
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There was a drunk guy at a restaurant the other day who started berating me for the Toronto Raptors not playing in Canada's own basketball league. "Why do you depend on the Americans?" he demanded. I left as quickly as possible, happy that I had learned the Chinese word for "Raptors".
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There was a drunk guy at a restaurant the other day who started berating me for the Toronto Raptors not playing in Canada's own basketball league. "Why do you depend on the Americans?" he demanded. I left as quickly as possible, happy that I had learned the Chinese word for "Raptors".
Okay, ya can't leave us hanging. We all gotta know how to say raptor in Chinese? Out with it man.
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Okay, ya can't leave us hanging. We all gotta know how to say raptor in Chinese? Out with it man.
Toronto Raptors: 多伦多猛龙队

Pronunciation:

Toronto
Duo-ren-duo

Raptors
Meng-long-dui

But Chinese is a "tonal" language, kinda sing-songy, so each syllable has to be pronounced in the right tone or it will be incomprehensible.

1st tone: high, flat (Like "ummm...." when deciding between chocolate and strawberry)
2nd tone: rising (The "you" in "Who? You?")
3rd tone: dips down and then rises a bit (Said in low voice when asked who cheated on the test: "Me.")
4th tone: sharp downward tone (The "no" in "For the last time...no!")

With that explanation out of the way, the pronunciation of Toronto Raptors in Chinese with the proper tones indicated would be:

Duo1-ren2-duo1 Meng3-long2-dui4

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are bar conversations had with people you aren’t trying to pick up.

My wife and I were out recently and started talking to another couple; the male side of it was a little random:

Me: so what do you do?
Guy: I’m a farmer
Me: really, that’s cool. What do you grow?
Guy: grass
Me: grass? Wouldn’t we all be farmers then?
Guy: sod.
Me: ohhhh……

Wow.
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I was at a bar with some friends and we had a few orders of takeout nachos before us. A girl came over, sat on my lap, started talking to us and then asked to have some. Seemed like a fair trade at the time

Yeah...we're easy.
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I was at a bar with some friends and we had a few orders of takeout nachos before us. A girl came over, sat on my lap, started talking to us and then asked to have some. Seemed like a fair trade at the time

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