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Gone Wild

Gone Wild

Date: Mar 21 2006


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Break out the suntan lotion and volleyball. It’s spring break!

Over the next few weeks, thousands of college students from all over the U.S. will hit the beaches in Florida, Mexico and Jamaica.

Listen to John and I talk about spring break in Cancun.


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Dave:  Next week is spring break, so I’m thinking of heading out.

John:  Are you going to go to Mexico?

Dave:  You know, I have some friends who are actually thinking of going down to Cancun. I think I’m a bit old for that now. 29, past the Cancun-Fort Lauderdale-MTV Spring Break.

John:  Ah, you’re never too old for that. You can get out there in your Speedo and walk around with all the young college girls.

Dave:  Have you ever been to one of those, to like Cancun?

John:  I’ve been down there, but not during spring break.

Dave:  I heard it’s just crazy, chaos.

John:  Yeah, I’ve heard some pretty crazy stories from my friends that have done it.

Dave:  Yeah.

John:  But, just a lot of alcohol, you know, a lot of partying, just from morning til night.

Dave:  Yeah.

John:  And, ah, yeah: you can even end up on tv, you know, if you do something crazy enough.

Dave:  But, the people who go down there, I think, are just real lushes. They drink like fish.

John:  A lot of it is because the drinking age is 18, and so you can go down there as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior in college. And so, where you couldn’t drink here in The States…

Dave:  Yeah.

John:  ...you have no problem down there.



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Many people go to Mexico or Jamaica for spring break because the drinking age is only 18. In the U.S., you have to be 21 years old to drink alcohol.

While spring break partying in Cancun and Mexico can be a lot fun, you have to be responsible. Each day, dozens of students vacationing in Cancun are hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, broken bones, stomach viruses and other injuries and sicknesses. Have fun, but be smart.



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good lesson:)

08:17 PM Jan 14 2009 |




Cancun is such a beautiful place, many things to do and see, it is sad that some people go  just to drink like fish and don´t appreciate the beauty of nature and culture.

03:41 AM Jan 14 2009 |




Thanks for this usful information. I also have some friends who are Lusher…I think cancun is a nice place. I want to know more about this place.

11:29 AM Sep 20 2007 |

Hyeon Ju Bang

South Korea

Thanks. I can use the words "lush", "drink like fish." to my friend who really likes drinking.

03:36 AM Sep 17 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K


Cancun is nice place have hot and sex

04:15 PM May 12 2007 |




In my country speedo is famous brand of swim suit for men or women..

03:27 AM Apr 28 2007 |



United States

a speedo is a very small swimsuit for men

04:53 AM Mar 22 2006 |




in my opinion Speedo maybe means a brand of car.

03:56 AM Mar 22 2006 |




good!but what’s mean of speedo?can you drop me a line on renwda@msn.com

02:04 AM Mar 21 2006 |

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