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    Smile There are worse reasons

    Hello. Would you please explain the underlined sentences?
    I don't quite understand what they mean in the context below. Thank you.

    ------From Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift

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    Dancing, Pont d'Avignon: Check.

    Starry night, Arles: Check.
    On a clear night, look for Ursa Major, the Whirlpool Galaxy, and the ghost of Vincent.

    Toast to LtCom Data, Chateau Picard vineyard: Check.
    Oh, have some fun. There are worse reasons to drink a $30 bottle of St-Estephe Cru Bourgeois than in honor of the android second officer of the Starship Enterprise.
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    Re: There are worse reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle2 View Post
    Hello. Would you please explain the underlined sentences?
    I don't quite understand whey they mean in the lines below. Thank you.

    ------From Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift

    Life list-France
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    Dancing, Pont d'Avignon: Check.

    Starry night, Arles: Check.
    On a clear night, look for Ursa Major, the Whirlpool Galaxy, and the ghost of Vincent.

    Toast to LtCom Data, Chateau Picard vineyard: Check.
    Oh, have some fun. There are worse reasons to drink a $30 bottle of St-Estephe Cru Bourgeois than in honor of the android second officer of the Starship Enterprise.
    You haven't given us a lot of the text, so I'm just guessing.

    The vineyard is called Picard, which is also the name of a character in the TV show Star Trek. Data is another character in the TV show. Data is a robot that looks like a person - that is, an android.

    So Vivian thinks that honoring Data is a good-enough reason (there are worse reasons) for a toast.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: There are worse reasons

    The writer doesn't need much of an excuse to enjoy a decent bottle of wine- it doesn't have to be a special occasion.

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    Re: There are worse reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The writer doesn't need much of an excuse to enjoy a decent bottle of wine- it doesn't have to be a special occasion.
    Exactly. Again, Friendle2, she's being witty.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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