RealLife Radio #76 – How to Not Offend People in English

PrintHave you ever offended somebody when speaking English purely because you were unfamiliar with their culture?

In this episode you are going to learn about being more politically correct when speaking English and how to avoid using the wrong words when talking about “touchy” subjects.

Also, hear about an Australian pig that got drunk and started a fight with a cow.

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Words you’ll learn:

  • To steal someone’s thunder
  • Buzzing
  • Tipsy
  • Doing number 2
  • Feral
  • Guzzle
  • Dingy
  • Big-headed
  • Walking on egg shells
  • Impaired
  • Queer
  • Dyke
  • Wound
  • Highjack
  • The benefit of the doubt

Words to know:

  • Vegemite sandwich – a delicious Australian paste eaten with bread
  • Wild – an animal that has not been tamed
  • Rural – in an undeveloped area of a country
  • Sleep off a hangover – to sleep until you feel better
  • Beat up – to attack someone physically
  • Ethnicity – ethnic traits, background, allegiance, or association.
  • Equality – the state of being equal
  • Challenged – to have a physical difficulty
  • Make something up – to invent a story

Shoutouts:

  • Daniel Pernia (Venezuela)
  • Oumaima Hannaoui (Morroco)

News:

  • Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers From Campers Gets Drunk and Fights Cow – See Article

Conversation: Political correctness

  • Get insight to how you should be careful with how you address people in English in areas of physical appearance, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, financial situations, and sexuality

Question:

  • Start revolutionizing your English and your life with the daily habit of a gratitude journal

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Lyrics

One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One Love)
Hear the children crying (One Heart)
Sayin’ give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Sayin’ let’s get together and feel all right

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love)
There is one question I’d really like to ask (One Heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own?
Believe me

One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love)
So shall it be in the end (One Heart)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
One more thing

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (One Love)
So when the Man comes there will be no no doom (One Song)
Have pity on those whose chances grove thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation

Sayin’ One Love, One Heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
I’m pleading to mankind (One Love)
Oh Lord (One Heart)

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let’s get together and feel all right

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1 Comment

  1. Alvaro on November 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I am bald. Should you named me as a hairless impaire? The political correct dictatorship have gone to an extent that becomes laughably hilarious and incompatible with the freedom of speech

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