I wrote the following short stories between 2020 and 2021 and have decided to present them to you in written form.
Each video, which can be viewed on YouTube, is a humorous insight into Slang English, in story form. Most videos are a dialogue between my alter-ego ‘Ed’ and his wife Judy.
Each Slang post focuses on vocabulary, with some of the more difficult words defined for you. You can download those words as an Excel file, and import them into your Personal Dictionary. Thereafter, you can play 3 word games to practise and test yourself. Doing so will intensify your learning.
Check back regularly for a new story!
I’m starving Judy.
You always are. Have a buttie or some of yesterday’s leftovers, because we are not eating for 2 hours.
Do you mean the curry? I can nuke it in the microwave. It’s funny, I always get peckish after playing football with Ed junior.
Is he hungry too?
Do you think it is possible to know a person’s character from their appearance?
I would say it is difficult. Why do you ask?
We’ve got some new guys at my work, who you will probably meet at this evening’s shindig.
You have to say that the English weather is unique. The rain was coming down in buckets earlier, or to use your favourite idiom, raining cats and dogs, but now it is scorching.
Yes, I’m roasting. I’m not sure if this baking hot weather was forecast either. I wonder if it will be boiling again tomorrow, because we have been invited to a barbecue.
Have a butcher’s at this photo Ed. Do you know any of the people standing in front of the apple and pears?
Of course I do Judy. The man in the whistle was my grandfather and the woman next to him was my grandmother.
Yes? I thought I would have recognised their boats. I’ve seen them in other photos.
It’s probably because of the way they were dressed up. My grandfather was as bald as a coot, but he was wearing a syrup for this photo. I don’t know why.
Taking that part-time job at the fitness studio has been a real eye-opener. It sometimes reminds me of a circus.
Should I be worried, with all those beefy bodybuilders displaying their guns and six-packs?
That is of course the ideal body shape, but you see a lot of skinny beanpoles or roly-poly men with beer bellies. Not to mention the five o’clock shadows and tats.
Are you talking about the women now? I will have to visit you when you are next there, so I can have a look-see.
Why did you want me to come today Ed? You know I don’t know everything about the rules of cricket.
Really? Didn’t you play it at school?
No girls didn’t play it then, but Jenny does now of course.
Just imagine: maybe our daughter will play for England one day.
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