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    Default How do you not fall down more

    From 《Friends》:
    PHOEBE: We were just wondering if Chandler's girlfriend is a girl.

    JOEY: Oh, well. Just ask her how long she's gonna live. Women live longer than men.

    CHANDLER: How do you not fall down more?


    what does "how do you not fall down more" mean?


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    Default Re: How do you not fall down more

    It's not terribly elegant, but it conveys a sense. I assume it means something like 'How do you avoid falling down so often?'

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    Default Re: How do you not fall down more

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's not terribly elegant, but it conveys a sense. I assume it means something like 'How do you avoid falling down so often?'

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    Yes, but what does it mean in this context? It seems a strange thing to say.

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    Default Re: How do you not fall down more

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, but what does it mean in this context? It seems a strange thing to say.
    I agree, but I can't say Friends scripts are my strong point (!) Maybe it's something to do with osteoporosis...?

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    Default Re: How do you not fall down more

    I can only guess (I never liked this show) that it means that Joey is so stupid that it's a miracle his brain works enough to keep him moving around without disaster.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: How do you not fall down more

    Maybe she's being sarcastic, saying that he's so funny that he should be ROFL more often (literally).

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