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    maiabulela is offline Senior Member
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    Dear all,

    In the movie "Meet the Robinsons":

    Goob says :" I love baseball. It's my destiny to play that game. I don't really care about winning. Well, like, now I do, 'cause...like, we've lost every game. I've gotten tired of it. I'm workin', like, so hard. All the balls are gettin' thrown to me. I'm tryin' to catch, like, every one. All of the people in the outfield are all lookin' around and...come on! Let's play some baseball, okay? Not the lazy game"

    What is the meaning of "not the lazy game" in that context?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: not the lazy game

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    In the movie "Meet the Robinsons":

    Goob says :" I love baseball. It's my destiny to play that game. I don't really care about winning. Well, like, now I do, 'cause...like, we've lost every game. I've gotten tired of it. I'm workin', like, so hard. All the balls are gettin' thrown to me. I'm tryin' to catch, like, every one. All of the people in the outfield are all lookin' around and...come on! Let's play some baseball, okay? Not the lazy game"

    What is the meaning of "not the lazy game" in that context?

    Thanks a lot.
    Without hearing how the quote is said, I'll hazard a guess.

    It seems to me it can mean either that

    the people are in the outfield are thinking that he should play a real game not a lazy one" (i.e. he should put more effort into it)

    or that

    baseball is not a lazy game (i.e. it takes a lot of effort, it's not easy)

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    Default Re: not the lazy game

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Without hearing how the quote is said, I'll hazard a guess.

    It seems to me it can mean either that

    the people are in the outfield are thinking that he should play a real game not a lazy one" (i.e. he should put more effort into it)

    or that

    baseball is not a lazy game (i.e. it takes a lot of effort, it's not easy)
    Why he says "the"? When I googled it, It seems from the different comments that he is humourous. What's humourous in that?

    Thanks.

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