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Cherry Pit Spitting Contest 2019-09-1232952

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Each contestant picks out three cherries from a bucket, and one at a time, they put the cherry in their mouth and they chew all the meat off, so all that’s left is the cherry pit. And then, they stand at a with their feet on the line, and they spit the pit forward, and they do that three times. And the longest distance is recorded by me with a special measuring stick as the official distance for each contestant. I actually started when I was 10 years old. My dad was the cherry pit spitter. He’d worked in the fields and things like that. You don’t have to do a lot of training for this. Once you’ve got your technique down, I found actually if you don’t do too much training, you’re better off. So you know, I’ll go out in the driveway and maybe about a week before, spit anywhere from five to ten a day, and that’s about it. I personally think it’s kind of fun. My mother doesn’t think that her daughter should know how to spit a cherry pit, as it’s not very ladylike. But I enjoyed the fact that my dad taught me and it’s a fun thing to do to come out here.
每位参赛者从桶里挑出三个樱桃,每次把一颗樱桃放进嘴里,然后把樱桃肉吃掉,剩下的就是樱桃核了。之后他们站在比赛起始线前面,向前把樱桃核吐出去,每人有三次机会。由我会用一根特殊的量尺记录下来每人吐核的最长距离,作为每个参赛者的最终正式距离。我从十岁就开始参加这个比赛。我爸爸之前就参加吐樱桃核大赛,他经常在地里干活。你并不需要为这个比赛做大量训练。只要掌握了技巧,我发现越是不怎么训练越是能取得更好的成绩。我会在比赛前一周,每天到车道上练习吐核五到十次,仅此而已。我个人觉得这项比赛非常有趣。我妈妈认为我不应该参与吐樱桃核,因为她觉得这样会不太淑女。但是我很喜欢我爸爸教我吐樱桃核,我觉得来这里参加比赛特别有意思。
The cherry pit spit is open to anybody. It’s free. In the morning, starting about ten o’clock, people arrive, and they queue up, and they spit their pits,and based on those results, by noon, we determine the top ten people in each of the age categories, as you see right behind me. Back in 1974, dad was looking for something to do with cherry pits. You eat a cherry and there’s this pit and there’s nothing more natural than to spit it. You can spit a watermelon seed. You can, maybe, toss an apricot pit. But we’ve stuck with the cherry pit spitting. As dad used to say, you know, “there’s nothing better to do with a pit after you’ve eaten the cherry”.
任何人都可以报名免费参加吐樱桃核比赛。比赛在早上大约十点钟开始,人们到达后会排队,然后进行吐樱桃核,根据他们的比赛结果,我们会在中午的时候确定每个参赛者年龄段的前十名,就像我后面这块板子展示的一样。早在1974年,我爸爸就在寻找与樱桃核有关的东西。吃完樱桃之后就会剩下樱桃核,你自然就要把樱桃核吐出来。你可以把西瓜子吐出来,或者也可以把杏核扔出去。但是我们一直保留的是吐樱桃核。就像我爸爸过去常说的, “吃完樱桃后,处理樱桃核的最佳办法就是把它吐掉”。

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