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236 Dullsville and Coolsville
LL: Wow, Li Hua, that movie was totally dullsville. I can't believe we stayed and watched the whole thing.
LH: Dullsville? 这个电影的确没意思，It WAS really boring, 可是你为什么不说boring而是说Dullsville?
LL: Well, you know, Li Hua， many small towns in America end in "ville."
LH: 是啊，美国的许多小城镇都叫什么什么"ville" ，比如Coopersville and Andersonville.
LL: So, when I said the movie was "dullsville," I was suggesting the movie was so boring, it was like living in the town of dull.
LH: 我知道了， "dullsville"的意思是说，电影很没意思，就像是住在一个很枯燥的地方。
LL: Right. And that movie was totally dullsville, especially for a comedy. I don't think I even laughed once.
LL: Yeah, I remember back in college being in some really dullsville classes. Sometimes they were so boring I'd fall asleep.
LH: 不光是你，不少学生都会因为教授讲课乏味而打瞌睡。Larry，你上班的时候打瞌睡吗？Is your work dullsville?
LL: No, actually we've been very busy with several important projects. There are times I wish it WAS dullsville at work.
LH: 要完成好几个重要的项目，哪当然有功夫打瞌睡了。我教中文倒是蛮有意思，可是周末就很无聊。My weekends are dullsville.
LL: I know what you mean. My weekends have been dullsville, too. I usually clean my apartment, go grocery shopping, and maybe wash my car. Not too exciting.
LL: Hmmm。Let me think of how we can get out of dullsville.
LL: I've got it, Li Hua! We'll go to an amusement park next weekend. There is one not too far away that is totally coolsville!
LL: That's right. And this amusement park really is coolsville. We won't be bored there.
LL: The park has three huge roller coasters. One of them goes upside down! Now that ride is coolsville.
LH: 游乐园里有三个过山车， 还有一个是头朝下的。可我不喜欢坐过山车，the ride doesn't sound so coolsville to me.
LL: You don't like roller coasters? Well, what do you think is coolsville, Li Hua?
LL: Really? Why do you think the natural history museum is coolsville? I guess I think it is more like dullsville.
LH: 自然博物馆怎么会令人厌倦呢？ 你看过那里的恐龙化石吗？多有意思啊。
LL: Well, now that you mention it, my little seven-year old cousin Amy thinks dinosaurs are coolsville, too.
LL: That would be coolsville! What a great idea.
LH: 你去享受过山车，我们去观赏恐龙化石。两全齐美，Everything will be coolsville.
LL: Except for one thing.
LL: Wouldn't it be more coolsville if we could do something together?
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