Host: Okay, Mary, are you ready? What’s your first question?
Mary: Bachelor #1, if you saw me walking down the street, what would you do to get my attention?
Bach 1: I’d whistle and tell you how pretty you are.
Mary: Hmm.. not bad. What would you do, Bachelor #2?
Bach 2: I’d take out a hundred dollar bill and wave it at you.
Harris, Tim and Allan Rowe. Exploring English 6. p.66
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ako: tignan mo ‘to. (ipinakita sa iba ang pahina…) ok lang ‘tong librong ‘to?? ganito daw ba isulat sa librong pambata! anong klaseng libro ‘to?
(me: look at this [shows the book to another person] what’s wrong with this book?? why write something like this in a children’s textbook? what kind of a book is this?)
kausap: (tumawa) g***ng libro!
(other person: [laughs] the sh**ty kind!)
Bromberg, Liebb, and Traiger. 504 Absolutely Essential Words 5th Ed. p.151.
“paucity – scarcity; shortage ex. Because of the paucity of migrant workers, the fruits remained unpicked.”
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at mga migrant workers pa talaga ang kailangan para lang mapitas ang mga prutas eh no?
(and it’s really the migrant workers’ job to pick the fruits, eh?)