RealLife Radio #93 – Wordplay with Names and The Big Bang Theory

PC-PageIt would be a good idea to go to “the John” before listening to this podcast.

Did you know that “the John” is another name for bathroom? In the English language there are many expressions based around people’s names, and today you are going to learn a lot of them!

You will also get a great vocabulary lesson from the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and an awesome quote to get you really motivated.

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Words You’ll Learn

Tuning a guitar – tighten and loosed the strings of a guitar until they sound right
Swoop in – 
to move in with a sudden sweeping movement
Prey the animal eaten by a predator
Raise the bar – to increase to quality and expectancy of your competitors
Tip – piece of advice
Do something left and right – to do something constantly and repeatedly
Dwarf – a small fantasy character
ESL – Acronym for English as a Second Language
To come to terms with – to accept a situation
Upcoming – coming soon, in the near future
Not too shabby –  another way of saying “not too bad”
Back in the day – expression used to refer to a good memory of past times
To master something – to learn everything about something
Douchebag – an asshole, an unpleasant person
Slip up – to fall over on slippery ground; to make a silly mistake (ex)
When nature calls – when you need to use the bathroom (ex)
Dorky – a silly, quirky person, similar to a geek
Bimbo – stereotypical dumb blonde woman
Bark out orders – to tell someone to do something in a bossy way
Rage – extreme anger
It’s doable – when something can be done

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Kickass Quote

  •  “What we resist, persists. What we befriend, we will transcend.” – Carl Jung

Conversation Topic

  • This this conversation topic we are going to teach you a large variety of different expressions all related to people’s names. From “taking it to the Max,” to becoming a “Jack of all trades,” you are going to be on top of your game [performing at  you best] when it comes to using name expressions.

Killer Clip

  • Test your comprehension and have some laughs with today’s Killer Clip from the TV series, The Big Bang Theory.

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Song: Will Smith “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”

Lyrics

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said ‘You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air’

I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suit case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my Walkman on and said, ‘I might as well kick it’.

First class, yo this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.

But wait I hear they’re prissy, bourgeois, all that
Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat?
I don’t think so
I’ll see when I get there
I hope they’re prepared for the prince of Bel-Air

Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out
I ain’t trying to get arrested yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought ‘Nah, forget it’ – ‘Yo, homes to Bel Air’

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air

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6 Comments

  1. Nataly on February 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Great episode #93! I’ve just listened while I was having lunch and really enjoyed . No offence to you- if you have some of these names, My Canadian teacher taught me also Willy and Peter as names used to call male’s genital area.
    I had a lot of fun listening to The Big Bag theory series as well, It was like the dessert…
    Thanks guys, see you around.

  2. Lena Yakovleva on March 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Glat to meet you here, Shad! I am ready to listen you every day! Thank you very much!

  3. Emefa on March 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Hey guys,
    I’m wondering how / where I can purchase your power lessons for each episode? (like the one which is called “How to revolutionze your English with podcasts” and which is for free).
    Thanks a lot!

  4. jsmt on March 4, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Could u pls tell me how can i download this podcast? 🙂

  5. jsmt on March 4, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Could u pls tell me how can i download this podcast? Because the internet connection in my country is not good enough to listen through online.:)

  6. English Claro on March 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    wow so fun to listen to. yeah I think sheldon actually did say adhesive ducks. The decorative sticky ducks that serve to prevent falls. And yes many names refer to manhood. peter Willy Johnson dick and another one i know is Rod.

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