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By Razib Khan | November 15, 2006 2:12 am


What are the best pickup lines for scientists and science-savvy folk?…

I’ll go narrow-church: low mutational load baby, look beyond the proximate and focus on the ultimate.

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  • Agnostic

    Linguists have the best pick-up lines — aside from the overused “cunning linguist” one, there are all sorts of double-entendres on “tongue” waiting to be had. The only catch is they make maximal sense when the target doesn’t speak the same language.
    E.g., “Trust me: as a linguist, I’m skilled at mastering other people’s tongues.”


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