Learn some unconventional dating vocabulary by listening to Leslie asking Leonard some really weird questions on their first date.



Leslie: So, how many children do you think we should have? (Leonard splutters and coughs) I’m sorry, that was a little abrupt.

Leonard: A little.

Leslie: I mean there are so many things to talk about before we discuss reproduction.

Leonard: I sure hope so.

Leslie: Besides shortness, what genetic weaknesses run in your family?

Sheldon (entering): I’m sorry to interrupt, battery’s dying. Continue.

Leonard: Uh, genetic weaknesses, right, um, there’s the lactose intolerance.

Sheldon: Don’t forget the male pattern baldness. When his uncles sit around the dinner table they look like a half carton of eggs. (Exits. He trails an extension cord after him. Eventually goes tight a couple of times, then falls loose.)

Leonard: Okay, now my uncles are bald, but my Aunt Edna is one of the hairiest women you will ever meet. So… Sweet lady. It always tickles when she hugs me. 



to splutter = to produce short, unclear noises from your mouth, especially because you cannot breathe properly

abrupt = sudden and unexpected

reproduction = the process of having babies

to run in somebody’s family = If a characteristic runs in someone’s family, it often occurs in members of that family, in different generations.

lactose intolerance = the inability to digest lactose (= a substance in milk)

male pattern baldness = a type of hair loss in men, in which hair is lost from the top and front of the head

extension cord = an extra length of cable that can be added to an electric lead (= elektrische Leitung)

to tickle = If a part of the body tickles, or if something tickles it, it feels slightly uncomfortable and you want to rub it.

(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)


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