Sheldon has formed his own team for the Physics Bowl. Now, he is going up against Leonard, Raj, Howard, and Leslie Winkle.

(Season 1, Episode 13: The Bat Jar Conjecture)



Leonard: So, is that your team?

Sheldon: Actually, I don’t need a team, I could easily defeat you single-handedly. But the rules require four. So may I introduce, the third floor janitor, the lady from the lunchroom, and, my Spanish is not good, either her son or her butcher. And what about your team? What rat have you recruited to the SS Sinking Ship?

Leslie: Hello, Sheldon.

Sheldon: Leslie Winkle?

Leslie: Yeah, Leslie Winkle. The answer to the question, who made Sheldon Cooper cry like a little girl?

Sheldon: Yes, well, I’m polymerized tree sap and you’re inorganic adhesive. So, whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns on its original trajectory, and adheres to you.

Leslie: Oh, ouch.



single-handedly = without any help from anyone else

janitor [Am.] = a person employed to take care of a large building, such as a school, and who deals with the cleaning, repairs, etc.

lunchroom = canteen; a large room in a school or university where you can go to eat

butcher = a shopkeeper who cuts up and sells meat

SS = abbreviation for steamship

to polymerize = to form a polymer or to make something form a polymer

polymer = a chemical substance consisting of large molecules made from many smaller and simpler molecules

sap = the liquid that carries food to all parts of a plant

inorganic = not being or consisting of living material

adhesive = a sticky substance that is used for joining things together, usually permanently

projectile = something that is thrown with force

to launch = to send something out (in this case it means to throw)

trajectory = the path that an object follows after it has been thrown or shot into the air

to adhere = to stick firmly

(definitions and example sentences taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)


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In the laundry room



Big Bang Theory: Sheldon’s Physics Bowl team

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