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The Worst Pick-Up Lines From Around the World

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I'm going to admit something: Although I think over-used pick-up lines ("Come here often?") are pretty lame, I think really bad ones can be so terrible that they're kinda funny in a corny Henny Youngmanish way. Like, "Hey, I forgot my phone number. Will you give me yours?" Bah-dum-dum!

Apparently, Franz Wisner has a similar appreciation for them. Dumped by his fiancee the day before his wedding, he subsequently traveled around the world to see what he could learn about relationships. He wrote a book, How the World Makes Love … And What It Taught a Jilted Groom, about his experience — and devoted a brief chapter to the worst pick-up lines in the world. Here are a few of the best. I mean, worst.


"Don't I know you from a past life?"

"My parents have already engaged us to be married. They just forgot to tell you."


"I'd love to be a farmer, if you would be my soil. Our crop would be bananas."

New Zealand:

"How would you like your breakfast eggs — scrambled or fertilized?"

What are your favorite awful pick-up lines?

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