Here’s your English lesson for the week! Some great new conversational vocabulary to argue with.
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Kevin: Dude, back off. She’s with me.
Jon: Say what?
Kevin: Don’t make me repeat myself.
Jon: For real, I got no clue what you’re talking about.
Kevin: You don’t think I see you trying to swoop in on my girl? You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Jon: And what girl are you talking about?
Kevin: My girl! My one and only. The love of my life, bro.
Jon: Uh, you mean that chick who’s making out with that guy over there?
Kevin: Wha– Sarah, no!
Say what? (interjection)
What did you say? / What are you talking about?
Example: You got fired from your job– say what? = Am I hearing you right– you got fired?
- Note: this is used to emphasize shock or disbelief
For real (adverb)
Example: For real, we should hang out more often.= Seriously, we should spend more time together.
check yourself before you wreck yourself (verb)
think carefully over your situation before you make your next move
Example: Trying to cheat? You better check yourself before you wreck yourself = You need to reconsider this whole cheating idea.
- Note: usually used as a threat
to make out (verb)
Example: Those two made out all night. = Those two wouldn’t stop kissing all night.
- Other usage: “to understand/comprehend” (i.e. I can’t make out what he’s saying. = I can’t understand what he’s trying to say.)
“My one and only”
- Significant other
- Plus one
Oh, Faux Pas
Don’t argue over boys/girls. It’s not worth it.
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