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    Smile real catch =? (3 Questions)

    Julie: "Look, if, if you think I'm gonna sit here and write your paper for you while you're getting drunk..."
    Austin: "No, just help me get it started, okay? This is hard for me, all right? I didn't read a lot of Shakespeare in juvie. I kind of majored in not getting stabbed."
    Julie: "Ugh, fine. I'll write your intro, but, but then you're on your own."
    Austin: "Thank you very much."
    Julie: "So, why'd they send you to juvie anyway?"
    Austin: "They didn't. My mom did."
    Julie: "Why?"
    Austin: "She had this boyfriend. No job, big drunk, real catch. One night, he pops her one, so I break a chair over his head, and, uh, and she calls the cops on me."
    Julie: "But you were protecting her."
    Austin: "Yeah, that's what I thought. But the guy said he'd leave if she didn't press charges, and well, my mom doesn't really like to be alone."
    Julie: "You know what? You're tired. Um, why don't you lay down for a couple minutes, and I'll just do a page or two?"
    Austin: "You're a rock star, Mayer."
    Q1: catch=?

    Q2: pop =?

    Q3: Why did Austin use present tense in the sentence I highlight in red? I think he should use past tense.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: real catch =? (3 Questions)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Q1: catch=? In this context, the man that you marry. This is being said sarcastically. He has no job, and is an alcoholic - just the opposite of a really good catch - a man with a good job who doesn't drink and is thoughtful.

    Q2: pop =? he hit her - he popped her one.

    Q3: Why did Austin use present tense in the sentence I highlight in red? I think he should use past tense. A narrative technique.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Smile Re: real catch =? (3 Questions)

    Anglika, thank you.

    Does "One" in "Pop her one" mean strike or one time?

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    Re: real catch =? (3 Questions)

    He struck her once.

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    Smile Re: real catch =? (3 Questions)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    He struck her once.
    Thank you for your help, Anglika.

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