English Podcast Episode #22 – Expressions involving ELEMENTS

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Special guest-Josh Plotkin from Brazilian Gringo 

Words to Know

  • Cholesterol – fatty substance you find in food from McDonalds
  • Vegemite – a bitter paste eaten by Australians
  • Acai – fruit sorbet found in Brazil
  • Fair-weather friend – a friend who only appears when things are good
  • Show up – arrive late or unexpectedly
  • Heaps of – a lot of (common in Australian English)
  • Open my eyes to something – realize something for the first time
  • B.H. – Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Biarch – gangster way to say “bitch” but is also used to joke around
  • Fo shizzle – for sure, slang used commonly by Snoop Dogg
  • Captain Planet – superhero TV show
  • Profits – money made by a company
  • Keep your head above water – figurative expression meaning you are just surviving financially
  • Puppet – a small figure or animal that you put your hand in to play with
  • Space out – to not be paying attention to anything around you
  • Meat head – guys who are so muscular that they don’t have a neck
  • Beat up – to punch and kick someone aggressively
  • Behind someone’s back – to say something about someone so they can’t hear you
  • Flatuate – to fart
  • Toot – to fart
  • Let one rip – to fart
  • Cut the cheese – to fart
  • One cheek sneak – to fart
  • Weirdo – a strange person
  • Skeptical – when you are doubtful before you try something
  • Parody – something that imitates a song for comic effect or ridicule


  • 162 people went to the RLE party in Belo Horizonte last Saturday, thanks to everyone who came!!
  • Chad went to yoga for the first time. Warning – don’t do yoga under a tree full of birds

Shout Outs 

Members from Real Life English recorded live at the RLE party.

  • Gustavo Igor
  • Ana Leticia
  • Brunao Teixeira
  • Gustavo Rocha


  • Whats the difference between “may” and “might”?


  • On fire
  • Tread water
  • On earth
  • Pump Iron
  • Pass wind


  • How to make your trip to the USA better with CRAIGSLIST


Vote which joke is better in the comments below:

  1. Always remember that you are unique… just like everyone else. (Trevor)
  2. Why don’t blind people go skydiving? Because it’s not much fun for the dog. (Josh)

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