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    Smile third grade thing?

    Hi!

    Could someone please tell me what 'third grade thing' refers to? Is there any say about 'second grade thing'?

    Thanks!


    Susan: I was just wondering how you'd feel if I went out with Bill.

    Eddie: What?

    Susan: Bill asked me out

    Eddie: Bill? My Bill?

    Susan: Well,see, that's the thing. He doesn't think of himself as your Bill. He said that date was just a one-time thing which I know, because when he asked me out. I told him I thought you guys were involved.

    Eddie: So you haven't agreed to go out with him?

    Susan: No. I wanted to check with you first.

    Eddie: Wow that's nice of you.So, can I?

    Susan: So, can I?

    Eddie: No.

    Susan: Why can't I go out with him?

    Eddie: Because I saw him first.

    Susan: That's a really third-grade thing to say.
    The dialogue I quoted is from American soap opera--Desperate Housewives.

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    Default Re: third grade thing?

    It means "childish". I don't think the grade really has any importance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It means "childish". I don't think the grade really has any importance.
    Thank you for your answer, Anglika.

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