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21 Jun 2024, 5:22 pm

Ever had someone try to impress you with such a low effort act it's almost as cringe as catcalling?

You know sometimes people try impress with words in a foreign language? A few days ago someone tried it on me with a bunch of disjointed Google Translate expressions. You know how different languages could have different sets of grammar rules, lacking direct rule equivalency in translation? You can get some hilariously embarrassing mistakes. In this case this person confirmed hilarity was not the intention.

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Won't it be great if there was a translation engine that prompted you about grammar rules that couldn't be satisfied by information from your input, things that couldn't be inferred?


Got any memories of someone trying a cheap shot on you (in the context of romance)?



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21 Jun 2024, 5:32 pm

THIS:

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I was not impressed. :lol:


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21 Jun 2024, 5:45 pm

A "cheap shot" is a physical attack, or a verbal insult on you. Not something said to you to ...seduce you or impress you, nor anything like that.

In sports it meant "unnecessary roughness". And now more often it means insulting a person verbally by going after a known weakness or handicap they have.



I dunno if there is a correct term for what you're talking about. Saying something you think will impress only to fall on your face.

When my parents were young marrieds they meant a similar couple from England. And the English husband tried to impress everyone by saying "Hoover may not have been a good POTUS, but he is sure making a good head of the FBI". The guy didnt know that Herbert Hoover, and J. Edgar Hoover, were two different American people. Lol!

It was not in a "dating" situation but you can imagine a guy doing that to try to impress his date.



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21 Jun 2024, 5:55 pm

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When my parents were young marrieds they meant a similar couple from England. And the English husband tried to impress everyone by saying "Hoover may not have been a good POTUS, but he is sure making a good head of the FBI". The guy didnt know that Herbert Hoover, and J. Edgar Hoover, were two different American people. Lol!

Incidentally in UK Hoover brand is used synonymously for vacuum cleaners, like Xerox for photo copying. Could have come up with a better, cornier, joke.



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21 Jun 2024, 6:09 pm

r00tb33r wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
When my parents were young marrieds they meant a similar couple from England. And the English husband tried to impress everyone by saying "Hoover may not have been a good POTUS, but he is sure making a good head of the FBI". The guy didnt know that Herbert Hoover, and J. Edgar Hoover, were two different American people. Lol!

Incidentally in UK Hoover brand is used synonymously for vacuum cleaners, like Xerox for photo copying. Could have come up with a better, cornier, joke.


It occurred to me later that I coulda told mom and dad that "you shoulda said to that guy that 'Hoover also makes a good vacuum cleaner'". Lol!



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21 Jun 2024, 11:26 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
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naturalplastic wrote:
When my parents were young marrieds they meant a similar couple from England. And the English husband tried to impress everyone by saying "Hoover may not have been a good POTUS, but he is sure making a good head of the FBI". The guy didnt know that Herbert Hoover, and J. Edgar Hoover, were two different American people. Lol!

Incidentally in UK Hoover brand is used synonymously for vacuum cleaners, like Xerox for photo copying. Could have come up with a better, cornier, joke.


It occurred to me later that I coulda told mom and dad that "you shoulda said to that guy that 'Hoover also makes a good vacuum cleaner'". Lol!

I'd compare the three models in terms of suction.



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22 Jun 2024, 11:06 am

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THIS:

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I was not impressed. :lol:


What about if he flapped them and flew off?


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22 Jun 2024, 11:09 am

^ There would’ve been much rejoicing, but impressed? No.


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22 Jun 2024, 11:20 am

Really? It would take incredible arm and shoulder strength.


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22 Jun 2024, 11:59 am

I find this sort of a strange concern for a man to voice. When I was single, if somebody in whom I might possibly have romantic interest came up to me in a social setting and started showing off how she knew the word for "anvil" in 50 different languages, she would have had me at "yunque".


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22 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm

DuckHairback wrote:
Really? It would take incredible arm and shoulder strength.

Meh.

I might’ve been impressed if he was considerate, interesting, actually interested in me as a person, and was less of a walking boner.


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22 Jun 2024, 1:30 pm

MaxE wrote:
I find this sort of a strange concern for a man to voice. When I was single, if somebody in whom I might possibly have romantic interest came up to me in a social setting and started showing off how she knew the word for "anvil" in 50 different languages, she would have had me at "yunque".

It was in one of the languages I fluently speak, and she misgendered herself, that's hilariously bad.



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22 Jun 2024, 1:36 pm

TwilightPrincess wrote:
DuckHairback wrote:
Really? It would take incredible arm and shoulder strength.

Meh.

I might’ve been impressed if he was considerate, interesting, actually interested in me as a person, and was less of a walking boner.



Well, consideration and interestingness never got a man off the ground and into the sky. But I believe the wives of the Wright brothers had similar feelings, so maybe you're right.

Stay hard to impress, TP. It's to your credit.


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22 Jun 2024, 1:56 pm

In dating situations its usually the guy trying to impress the girl...and falling on his face. Not the woman trying to impress the guy. But I suppose that happens too.

I met a girl a party in college... a psych major, who was telling me her planned career path.

She planned to (a) move to Jamaica (the island in the Caribbean, not the town in New York), and (b) specialize in counseling young folks there with anorexia.

I didnt question it out loud, but thought to myself "thats the stupidest lifeplan Ive ever heard. Moving to smaller country (with less population ergo less market for your services), which is also a poor third world country (where folks cant afford your services), and because its a poor country they dont have disorders associated with affluence like anorexia (or at least they have less of it relative to their already smaller population size), and hope to start a lifelong career. I sometimes whish that I had done her the favor of just laughing at her to her face.



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22 Jun 2024, 2:43 pm

I had a girl do something in front of me once that I really didn't like. I won't describe it because its more suited to the adult section. It turned out she'd been trying to get my attention for a while and I hadn't noticed (this is a recurring theme) and felt the need to do something obvious. She'd been drinking so that contributed.

She was perfectly okay, I knew her a bit and liked her well enough but the fact she thought this thing would appeal to me shows how little she actually knew about me. I just felt kind of sad and embarrassed for her.

I think she was embarrassed too. I don't remember seeing much of her after.


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22 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm

Do you think that she thought that whatever she did would appeal to men as though y’all are the same and like that sort of thing? If so, that’s really sad.

I’m not sure if guys sending me certain types of pics was an attempt to impress me or something else. I was not impressed.

DuckHairback wrote:
TwilightPrincess wrote:
DuckHairback wrote:
Really? It would take incredible arm and shoulder strength.

Meh.

I might’ve been impressed if he was considerate, interesting, actually interested in me as a person, and was less of a walking boner.



Well, consideration and interestingness never got a man off the ground and into the sky. But I believe the wives of the Wright brothers had similar feelings, so maybe you're right.

Stay hard to impress, TP. It's to your credit.

Thanks! I’m planning on it.


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