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A few questions

Posted by Bob on February 16, 2004

In Reply to: A few questions 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":

: : 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."

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.)