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A few questions

Posted by ESC on February 16, 2004

In Reply to: A few questions posted by tomoya 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":

: 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"
: Okay. Her ten card as soon as you can.
: (ten card: fingerprints)

: If you tell me your theory.

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

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

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

: [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."