I Don’t Care for It

From Twitter
Friendly Banter
I don’t ___ ____ science fiction movies.
Alec: That’s why you’re a boring person.
Paul: Oh! You’re an asshole.
Alec: Ha ha. Yes, I am, just like you–but at least I’m not boring.
Paul: Good one. like much care much care about care of care for

like    much    care    much    care    about    care    of    care    for

care for – I don’t care for science fiction movies. 

It’s just like caring for a person. “Caring for” means “caring about” or liking someone or something.

High And Lo

Look high and low!

From Twitter:
Where’s my phone?
Call it.
Can’t. Dead battery.
How do yo know?!
I tried!
Why would someone answer?
The ringer says, “Answer and win a $1,000,000!”
Right! No one heard!
Where’d ya look?
High and lo!

High & low means:
sky & valley

The Answer is everywhere

Photo: Fred Kearney

Hear Me Out to The Last

From Twitter Feed:

【日本語らしい表現 英語では?】 「最後まで話を聞いて」 Listen to me to the last(☓) Hear me out. (○) “Before you say no, hear me out.” ダメだって言う前に最後まで話を聞いて。

From Twitter:
At The Japanese Ministry of Education
Taku: We should develop a ‘v’ and an ‘f;’ before you say ‘no,listen to me to the last… (Listen to me until I finish talking.)
Toshi: Ridiculous.
Taku: Hear me out. (“Listen to my whole idea.”)
Toshi: Look: we don’t need to, as everyone can pronounce words such as ‘biolin’ in English with a ‘v’ and ‘f.’

Photo: Sebastian Herrmann


From Twitter:

Sam: Hi Jan.
Jan: Hello, Sam.
Sam: How’ve you been?
Jan: All right. And you?
Sam: ①, not bad, but it’s getting hard.
Jan: ②, you mean social distancing?
Sam: ③, not meeting people…. ④, it’s lonely.


Oh, because though Sam is thinking–this is almost a standard expression.
Hmm, because Jan is thinking about the reason.
Yeah, because Sam is confirming Jan’s suspicion or guess.
Uh, because Sam is thinking and searching for the right effect or words.

039. The same A as B=Bと同じA

1. This is the same book I purchased last week.

2. She lives in the same town as I do.

3. They want to believe that their product is the same as their competitor’s, if not better.

4. This country is on the same longitude as the United States.

5. Are we on the same page as the accounting department?

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455. Be disappointed by someone or something

Be disappointment by someone or something: feel that your hopes were not met by someone or something

Manager: I saw the performance by our sales team this quarter, and I must say that I‘m rather disappointed by it all. 

Boss: What will we do to respond to this loss in productivity?

Manager: I have several strategies in place now. We should see an upswing soon.


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443. Go by (someone or something)

Go by (someone or something): pass; move past (someone or something)

Tim: What’s going on with Sam?

Frank: What do you mean?

Tim: I went by his house the other day, and his front window was broken.

Frank: He didn’t tell you? His neighbor’s child accidentally broke it. 

427. Dream of (doing) something

Dream of (doing) something: think about something that you wish for the future

Noriko: What do you dream of doing?

Sam: I want to be a professional boxer. Fighting is a big part of my life and I would love to do that for the rest of my life. Or, at least until I become old.