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Re: Worlds collide

Posted by R. Berg on February 16, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Worlds collide posted by ESC on February 16, 2004

: : : : I'm translating "CSI" for Japanes fans.
: : : : I think there may be some fans here.
: : : : Can I ask you some expression from that show?

: : : : I think you need some context to fully understand
: : : : a particular phrase, therefore I put some dialogues
: : : : together, sorry for posting too long:

: : : : 1) "Turf club after the seventh":

: : : : HORATIO CAINE:
: : : : Turf Club after the seventh. You are a sure bet, Jimmy.
: : : : (When Horatio finds a suspect who likes to go to hoarse track to bet, and says like this:)

: : : : 2) " Worls collide"
: : : : HORATIO :
: : : : Okay. Her ten card as soon as you can.
: : : : (ten card: fingerprints)

: : : : ALEXX WOODS:
: : : : If you tell me your theory.

: : : : HORATIO CAINE:
: : : : 'Kay. Pretty girl. Two taps to the back of the head. "World's collide".

: : : : 3)"I'm just taking one day at a time."

: : : : PATRICIA CUSACK:
: : : : [INTO PHONE] Of course it's beautiful.
: : : : "I'm just taking one day at a time."

: : : : GINA CUSACK
: : : : [INTO PHONE] One day at a time in paradise. Come on, Mom, you gotta admit. This beats wearing three layers just to get out to your mailbox.

: : : : (It's a dialogue between a mom and a daughter on the phone when mom moved to a bigger house in Florida from
: : : : Pennsylvania.)

: : : : I'm sorry for bothering you guys with these questions,
: : : : but please help me. Thank you.

: : : No. 3 -- "One day at a time" is a philosophy used by people battling addictions. I'm not sure if it's an official slogan or whatever. It has crossed over into mainstream conversation. From a Web site:

: : : "Alcoholics Anonymous is a 'one day at a time' way of living. We try to break life into small pieces we can handle. We stay sober one day at a time, or when necessary, one hour at a time. We do our jobs one task at a time. We solve our problems one problem at a time. We clean up our past, one mess at a time. And we conscientiously try to turn our lives and our will over to the care of the Higher Power as we understand Him."

: : Turf Club after the 7th: The man's habitual behavior includes going to a trackside bar called the Turf Club after the seventh race of the day (usually the featured race of nine or ten.)

: I am going to guess on No. 2 -- Two taps to the back of the head. "Worlds collide." It is "worlds collide" as in seeing stars, lights out. In this case I am assuming that it was more serious -- that the girl died.

Gina Cusack's line, "wearing three layers just to get out to your mailbox": The daughter is telling the mother that living in Florida, with its warm climate, is more comfortable than living in Pennsylvania, which is cold in the winter. The mother has to put on three layers of clothing to go outdoors.