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‘Pretty rainy’ vs. ‘partly cloudy’

American man #1: I think I need glasses.

American man #2: You’re experiencing headaches?

American man #1: No , I keep misreading things. I thought the weather for tomorrow was “pretty rainy,” but when I looked again it actually said “partly cloudy.”

American man #2: Well, I guess they’re not too far away from each other.

Ueno Station, Yamanote Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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