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"By 'lighten up' do you mean 'dumb down'?"
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'Be sure to speak slowly, so it has a chance to sink in. It looks like we're only dealing with semipermeable men-brains here!'
"Dumb it down or sex it up."
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'No response, We'll have to use the corporate logo flashcards again,'
'I've analyzed, condensed and simplified the data...it was a good quarter.'
The Knowledge Hut - Formerly P.S. 102
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"Allow me to put this in term you'll think you understand."
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'Well, it's official. The entire catalogue has to be dumbed down again!'
'They say my tests are too hard. Maybe I should switch from Essay to Connect-the-Dot.'
"It's basically the 'Tragedy of King Lear' but with animated penguins."
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"History Channel Bingo"
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"If you were to boil your book down to a few words, what would be its message?"
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"I dumbed it down."
"That there is the Gen 'Y' cube...we've consciously dumbed things down a bit, as failure is not an option!!"
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An English and French student converse.
"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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"Next we've got our awards for imperfect attendance."
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'I'm afraid my brain is full and I can't learn any more. I'll need a few days off to dumb down.'
'Then the real world dumbs it out of us.'
'So in answer to 'Who contested world war two?', we're happy to accept, the 'Goodies and the Baddies.''