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Hungarian - Hungary
Tarzan is going to Africa (for British government and the Queen) but without Jane. Jane is talking to him:

Oh, in case you forgot, we both grew up there. So perhaps I will fulfill your duties for the Queen and you can stay here hypothesizing coconuts and playing ping pong.

There is no background. "To hypothesize coconuts and play ping pong" means just "to do nothing". But what exactly "to hypothesize coconut" mean?
 
  • Pratatar

    Member
    Hungarian - Hungary
    Oh, you are right. That's why I didn't understand it. I found this line in fan-made English subtitles for The Legend of Tarzan movie.
     

    Glenfarclas

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    English (American)
    Ah, never trust subtitles. Sometimes it seems like half of the threads on this board are people asking about things that are really just due to bad subtitles.
     
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