The top 10 pick-up lines

Some British wankers have compiled what they claim are the top 10 pick-up lines. Some examples from the list:

1. Was your father a thief? Because he stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.

2. Didn't it hurt when you fell from heaven?

3. You must be tired because you've been running through my mind all day.

4. The only things your eyes haven't told me is your name.

If anyone had the foolish notion to treat me as the intellectual equivalent of a spoiled parsnip by uttering one of those foul lines at me, I would kick him in the head.

Here's the best part, from a publisher's spokeswoman, on their having translated the pick-up lines into multiple languages:


"Our chat-up lines show budding English-speaking Romeos how to impress the girl of their dreams whatever country she is from, but it also allows British women to wise up to the charms and cheeky ways of foreign suitors."
Lucky gals. If only I'd had the benefit of their lady-smartening education, perhaps I would have thought twice about swooning when Mr. Shakes waxed romantic about how heaven must be missing an angel.

Has anyone ever successfully delivered a line like those listed above, or responded favorably to one? I can't imagine it happening -- aside from, perhaps, if it was delivered (and received) with a hefty dose of well-played irony.

(Crossposted at Shakespeare's Sister.)

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