For those who wanted some cooking vocabulary, this is eggs-actly what you needed! Here’s episode nine of my speaking and communication focused podcast: CommDao Speak Easy.
This show includes:
- Opening Dialogue (Sample Conversation)
- Key Phrases (Vocabulary from the Dialogue)
- Take 2 (Sentence Variation)
- Pronunciation Practice
- Faux Pas of the Day (Explanation of Common Mistakes in Communication)
Remember: 1) You can download the audio 2) You can adjust the speed
Here are the show notes:
Server: What can I get you?
Tim: Well, I was thinking about some eggs.
Server: Eggs, ah? How you want ’em?
Tim: Well, I–
Server: Scrambled? No, that’s too basic. You want something else? How about sunny side up?
TIm: Uh, well–
Server: Ah, I got you. You don’t like that raw, runny stuff. I guess poached might be too close to that too, huh? Then, that rules out eggs benedict. You, sir, are one tough customer.
Tim: But, I–
Server: Boiled? C’mon, you don’t go to brunch to order boiled eggs.
Tim: No, that’s–
Server: Deviled eggs? Does it look like we’re catering here? I got not clue what to do with you. You’ll have to give it to me straight. What do you want?
Tim: I’ll just take a coffee.
Server: What kind of coffee?
~to rule out (verb)
to exclude; to disqualify
Example: The heavy rain rules out a camping trip. = We can’t go camping because it’s raining so bad.
- Note: we usually “rule out” possibilities, options, or ideas. If we rule out a person, that person must have been a suspect.
not solid; liquidy
Example: I didn’t boil the egg long enough so the inside is all runny. = The inside of the egg is liquidy because it’s not completely cooked.
- Note: this is the same reason we say someone might have a “runny nose” when a person has a cold.
“You’re one tough customer.“
- You’re hard hard to please.
- You’re pretty picky.
- Related phrase: You’re one tough cookie. (This means, that person is really tough/strong.)
Oh, Faux Pas
Don’t be a pushover. Don’t be afraid to interrupt.
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