LL: Oh no! I just stepped in something gooey! Gross!
LL: Something that is gooey is sticky and wet like glue or chewing gum. As a matter of fact, I think that the gooey thing I stepped in is actually chewing gum.
LL: I hate it, too, especially because gooey things like chewing gum are really hard to clean up. Now, I'm going to have to walk around with a gooey pink spot on the bottom of my shoe.
LL: That's a good idea. I'll try and peel it off later tonight.
LH: Laryy, 你就别再发火了。想一想，口香糖沾上鞋底，总比沾上头发要好一些吧？
LL: I can imagine. Has that ever happened to you?
LL: That's awful! You must have been so upset!
LL: That's terrible, Li Hua!
LH: Larry, 我喜欢你这双新鞋。真好看！
LL: Thanks! I bought them to replace the shoes that were all gooey from the gum I stepped in. I liked these because they are kind of retro.
LH: Retro? 那是什么意思啊？
LL: Retro means similar to something from the past. These shoes are retro because they look like the shoes people used to wear in the 1950s.
LL: Yeah, some people even go to special stores to buy actual vintage clothes that are twenty or thirty years old.
LL: I don't understand it, either. I prefer to buy a new shirt that looks old-fashioned instead of one that actually is old.
LL: Some car manufacturers are making retro cars now, too. Chrysler makes a couple of cars that look like cars from the 1940s.
LL: Yeah, I like them too, but in this case, I actually prefer real vintage cars. A retro new car just isn't the same as a real classic car.
LL: It's hard to explain, but sometimes nothing compares to the real thing.