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    Smile make one's bitch (2 questions)

    Hi!

    Could someone please answer the questions as below for me?


    Q1: What does 'play JTL.' refer to?

    Q2: What does 'make one's bitch' mean in this context?

    Thanks in advance!

    Conference Room
    Tom is presenting his campaign to the staff.
    Tom: "And then the pig, he rubs his stomach and he goes, ‘Snort, snort. Farm Fresh, buddy, will make a piggy out of you, too.'"
    Lynette laughs politely. Ed frowns.
    Ed: "So, the pig actually eats the bacon?"
    Tom: "Uh huh, yeah."
    Ed: "I don't see the client doing a happy dance over the whole cannibalism theme."
    Lynette: "Well, Tom, why don't you pitch him the other idea you came up with last night? You know the one people love bacon so much they want to keep it a secret."
    Ed: "What, like a secret underground society of bacon eaters?"
    Tom: "Well, at my college fraternity where, you know, everybody wanted in, but we only took the coolest guys."
    Ed: "What, you were Greek?"
    Tom: "Yeah, Alpha Tai Omega."
    Ed: "I was Phi Kappa."
    Tom: "You?"
    Ed: "And I don't remember you having to be that cool to play JTL."
    Tom: "Look, if I had a nickel for every Phi Kap that I tied naked to a freeway sign..."
    Ed: "Scavo, if you were my pledge, I'd have made you my bitch."
    Tom: "Oh you think so?"
    Ed: "You know what? I'm liking this whole fraternity angle. Yeah! Let's talk about it over lunch. You're buying."
    Ed gets up and leaves the room. Tom looks at Lynette, who smiles at him.
    Lynette: "Go!"
    Source of the quoted: American soap opera- Desperate Housewives
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 14-Sep-2008 at 11:01.

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    Re: make one's bitch (2 questions)

    If you make someone your bitch, you make them submissive. I have no idea what the first means, I'm afraid.

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    #3

    Re: make one's bitch (2 questions)

    Actually, the dialog in question was as follows:

    Ed Ferrara: You were Greek?
    Tom Scavo: Alpha Tau Omega.
    Ed Ferrara: I was Phi Kap.
    Tom Scavo: You?
    Ed Ferrara: And I don't remember you having to be that cool to pledge ATO.


    ATO are the Greek initials for Alpha Tau Omega. (When those letters are pronounced aloud, though, they do sound a bit like "JTL.")

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    Smile Re: make one's bitch (2 questions)

    Tdol & Ouisch:

    Thank you very much for your help.

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