First off, we have a winner for the Urban Translation Fun contest! This is the one with the most votes:
“I stroked the fake cookie duster I’d pressed on my upper lip and peeked at my subject from behind my copy of the shelf esteem runaway best-seller “Say Yes To The Mess” wondering if my giving him the book off had disguised the fact that I was investigating him for the murder of his wife.”
by: Erica Vetsch! Thanks everyone for participating and voting! Everyone had great sentences!
Now, on with the show this is it!
True story: A friend called. She’d been out at a few clubs, in Memphis. TN. Not Egypt. And a guy actually said to her:
“You must be from Tennessee because you’re the only ten I see.”
Silence hung on the line for a moment as I took it in. Finally, after a snort I said, “What did you say?”
“I gave him the look and said, ‘Uh, yeah, we’re all from Tennessee. This is…Tennessee.’ And then I made myself scarce.”
After I laughed and made some of my own jokes, she finished telling me about her night and I hung up. I thought those lines were only used in silly movies. Someone really used that? And yes, this is going in a book. I’m telling you now.
So I looked up some really bad lines. Here are a few of my favorites: