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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Sentence on T-shirt

    Hi Teacher,

    I am going to buy a t-shirt from the Runkeeper.com website. This website is for runner and I see there are two sentences on T-shirt that I totally do not understand. They are:

    "I'm too busy for this run."

    Another t-shirt:
    "Running. You've done worse for free beer"

    Link:
    http://store.runkeeper.com/?pchannel...30518-10334235


    Could you please explain what meaning of above sentences are?

    Thank you!


    Keith

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    #2

    Re: Sentence on T-shirt

    Welcome to the forums
    The first one seems very straight-forward. I have too many other things in my life to want to go for a run.
    People will do things they don't want to do very much (like help a friend move) if they will be given beer. I guess they are comparing how much they don't enjoy running with other things.

    Both seem odd for runners to wear.
    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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    #3

    Re: Sentence on T-shirt

    Yeah, they both do seem sort of anti-running. Perhaps that's the point, it's some kind of self-deprecating joke.

    Perhaps the 2nd one is just interested in doing a beer mile.

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    #4

    Re: Sentence on T-shirt

    T-shirts are probably a worse source of language than songs.

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