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I want you like X wants Y type sentences

Post by dustout » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 pm

Hello,

I am trying to impress a girl that is really smart at biology, and i was hoping that some of you could help me come up with some scientifically accurate statements of the form "I want you like X wants Y", where X and Y are two things that depend on or are attracted to each other.

A good (non scientific) example would be "I want you like a fat kid wants cake"

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Post by JackBean » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:35 pm

my favourite (I think it's from Mr. Gene company)
I wish I were adenine, because then I could get paired with U
(U is symbol for uracil, which paires in nucleic acids with adenine)
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Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by dustout » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:16 am

JackBean wrote:my favourite (I think it's from Mr. Gene company)
I wish I were adenine, because then I could get paired with U
(U is symbol for uracil, which paires in nucleic acids with adenine)

That's a pretty good one, but i was hoping for something more along the line of
"I want you like DNA wants protein" if that would be accurate

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Post by JackBean » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:26 pm

well then, what about
I want you like enzyme wants substrate
I want you like transcription factor wants DNA

or you can just transform it into
I want U like adenine does
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Post by Cat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:11 pm

JackBean wrote:well then, what about
I want you like enzyme wants substrate


This one can be read as offensive. It translates into "I want to change you into something you are not" (like enzyme changes substrate into a product), "and when you have changed, I will leave you" (again, like enzyme disengages from the product).

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Post by JackBean » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:41 am

:roll: I guess that depends on who reads it. I see it as I have such high affinity for you as the enzyme has for its substrate. But you are different, you see it differently.
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Re: I want you like X wants Y type sentences

Post by ughaibu » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:21 pm

[quote="dustout"]I am trying to impress a girl that is really smart at biology. . . . [/quote]Which, if any, did you use? and how did it work out?

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Post by billyfisher100 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:20 pm

How about, I want you like oxygen wants electrons (in oxidative phosphorylation). Pretty rubbish, but that's all I could think of!

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Post by JackBean » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:18 pm

fluorine would be better, but not much biology though
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Post by billyfisher100 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:44 pm

How about: I want you like Hexokinase wants a magnesium catalyst.

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Post by billyfisher100 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Or I want to couple with you like Pyruvate Kinase wants to couple with Adenosine Triphosphate hydrolysis.

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