Phoebe, smelly cat, very funny.
Besides, I found it's very difficault to understand their speech as they speak very quickly.
One phrase is : " I think that's not that big a deal." the structure seems a little strange, isn't it.
I only know people would say " I think that is not a big deal."
+1 vote for Phoebe, very very nice and funny.
I too find it difficult to follow their pace, though I felt it's been easier lately. Thanks to Friends, and two guys here.
Regarding your phrase, I don't think the orginal one and yours have exactly the same meaning.
Let me try to explain:
- I think that's not that big a deal: I know that is
a big deal, but I think it's not that
- I think that is not a big deal: that's not a big deal at all.
Hope this makes sense, feel free to correct if I am wrong.