There's some conversation between a men and women. They are at the beach and preparing to drive with some boats.
- Good morning.
- "Good" would have been at 10:00.
- You're a lot taller than I remember.
- You ever ride one of these?
- Not on the Hudson.
- So, what do you wanna do? Race me around the Statue of Liberty.
- If there's time.
- All right, I give. Where do I change?
- So we'll go past the wall, then take a left. It's pretty much a straight shot from there.
- Straight shot to where?
- That's for me to know and you to find out.
- What you do with these babies is...
- Yeah, what I do with this baby is kick your ass.
I don't understand what were they thinking with babies (maybe boats?) and I was looking into the dictionary to find what means shot, but I didn't find appropriate translation witch it has a sense to this conversation. So, please, if could someone explain what means straigth shot there (maybe some road....)?
Last edited by 8Julieth8; 28-Jul-2009 at 23:07.
Re: straight shot
It means that from the wall to the mysterious destination the path, or route, is a straight line - one with no turns or curves.
Re: straight shot
As far as the use of babies is concerned, you're right, they're simply talking about the boats. It's used sometimes as a complimentary term for all kinds of things.
For instance, one of my friends had bought a very expensive pair of shoes. She entered a party wearing them, and said to the whole room "Now, come on, what do you think of these babies?" whilst pointing at her new shoes.
My ex-boyfriend, when testing cars, would say "Let's see what this baby can do" when he was about to put it through its paces.
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