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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Figuratively Speaking


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  1. Sooo... do we get a translation?

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    1. Panel 1:
      Let's get something to eat in the place I used to live. We can take my car (not sure on sentence 2, this one may be regional as I don't know it)

      Panel 2:
      Sorry, I need to leave, I'm going to sleep. We can talk casually tomorrow.

      Panel 3:
      Left: I will do this activity another time. I will see you later
      Right: I agree, have a nice time.

      Panel 4: Let's go! I am excited to eat, do you want to ride in the passenger's seat of the car?

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    2. R = Right Guy, L = Left Guy

      R: Let's grab some grub down at my stomping grounds; you guys can hop in my whip. (Let's go and buy some food at the place where I usually hang out. You two can ride along in my car.)

      L: Sorry, I gotta bounce. I'mma catch some Z's [zees]. We can shoot the breeze tomorrow, yeah? (Sorry, I have got to depart. I am going to go to sleep. We can chat tomorrow, all right?)

      L: I'll take a rain check. See y'all on the flip side! (Thank you for your offer; I can't take advantage of it now but I would like to take advantage of the offer at a later time. Good-bye!)

      R: No doubt! Take it easy. (All right, good-bye. Take care of yourself and don't let yourself get too stressed.)

      R: Let's hit the road! I'm stoked to chow down, you wanna ride shotgun? (Let's get going / start moving / get into the car and start driving. I'm really looking forward to eating some food. Would you like to set in the front right seat / passenger seat?)

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  2. The guy is wrong. English proficiency is good. Just US garble proficiency is bad.

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  3. LOL, I'm a US native and even I hadn't heard some of these before. (You guys can hop in my whip???) Although the meaning was clear from the context.

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    1. It's California Bay Area slang (hence, 'Ghost Ride the Whip'), probably spread outside of the Bay Area by now.

      However, it's pretty solidly affiliated with hip-hop slang, so seeing it used in the same conversation as 'shoot the breeze' is a little jarring.

      I'd say swap out 'shoot the breeze' for 'kick it' would be appropriate.

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  4. "Shoot the breeze" = chat? I would have guessed "go out"/"go to a bar".... ?

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    1. Yeah it's kind of old-fashioned, but it means to talk about nothing in particular. Small talk.

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