An American in Chengdu

Bad education II | December 1, 2009

The doctors have invited me out to dinner a few times since our initial outing. They’re very interested in learning drinking-related English words; the last time they ended up toasting each other and saying “do a shot!”, “I shot you!”, or simply “shot!”. Tonight I heard two students practicing their new phrases thusly:

Forrest (toasting Nancy): I want to drink you under the table.

Nancy: I think I will drink you under the table.

Forrest: I think my alcohol tolerance is higher than yours.

I’m not sure whether to feel proud or to start planning a lesson on the health consequences of alcoholism.

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    I've come to Sichuan in search of adventure, fluency in Chinese, and awesome vegetarian food. I have to concede that the baby pandas are very cute.
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