Common English Errors
Full Transcript - Episode 20
Brazilian wine joy, and the hazards of injecting fungi and enjoying a few fun cake designs when no-one is looking...
PLUS Jay and Gee discuss common English linguistic errors and even throw in a few (cringeworthy) jokes.
J: I would like to give a little bit of tips in the beginning about Instagram, because we are now up and running on Insta.
G: Tell me what Instagram is again.
J: It’s a social media platform.
G: Oh, good. We can take over from Trump, because he’s been banned from all of his, hasn’t he?
J: He’s been banned from Twitter...I...and Facebook, and... well, basically social media he’s been banned from. I think Instagram not, though. He can still take photos of himself.
G: But we have not. We have not been banned?
G: Good. Let’s use it!
J: No, we are just starting, which could be equally dangerous. I don’t know.
G: Good afternoon, São Paulo.
J: Good afternoon, São Paulo!
G: And, Happy New Year!
J: Yes. Happy 2021. This is our first pod of 2021.
G: It is. Huzzah!
J: It’s actually also our pod number 20.
G: It’s also our twentieth pod, it is.
J: So, it’s kind of, like, an anniversary pod for us. I mean...
J: Kind of.
G: We got to twenty a little slower than we had probably anticipated.
J: Yeah, there was something called a pandemic that came through and kind of screwed up that just a little bit.
J: But anyway, we’re here.
G: We are back and it’s a new year and everything is bright and today, actually tomorrow, is the last day of Donald Trump’s presidency!
G: Huzzah, huzzah! And, of course, one of the things I’m going to miss about Donald Trump is that we will no longer get to see the Baby Blimp. Do you remember the Baby Blimp?
J: No. I don’t even know what the Baby Blimp is. What’s that?
G: When he came to London...um...there was a bit of controversy, actually, because he wasn’t very welcome in London first time he came, and he doesn’t like the Mayor of London, whose name is Mr. Khan.
J: Ah, the Indian.
G: The Indian chap, yes.
G: And, you know, Donald Trump likes to pick fights with random people around the world...
J: Right, and...and specifically Muslims and minorities in the United States.
G: So, the...er...in protest at Trump’s visit, they created this enormous orange, angry baby with the Trump hairstyle, holding this...um...cell-phone...
J: I...I never saw this.
G: And they hung it over the Houses of Parliament!
J: Ah, we’ve gotta get a picture of that somewhere. I...I never saw that.
G: All six-point-one meters of it.
G: It was a huge success, and now it’s being retired to the Museum of London, so...
J: Oh, that’s...
G: ...as Donald is gone, it’s no longer required, unfortunately.
J: Well, I will say, though, for...for our particular pod, he gave us a lot of really good things to talk about. I mean, if you think about all the stories that kind of involved him in one way or the other – that’s fantastic. We talked about Route 66. We had...er...the...the fact that Donald Trump is also...in English that can mean farting.
G: That’s true, yes.
J: We...we talked about the golden toilet.
G: Goodness knows what the blimp was filled with, eh?
J: Yeah, lots of good stuff. So, we’re going to have to find something else to give us good material but...ok, in that sense, he’ll be missed.
G: I’ll be feeling safer, but...um...in some aspects it will be less fun, yes.
J: So, Gee, what do you have – or what do we have this week?
G: What do we have this week? Erm, this week we’re going to something a little different. We are going to talk about some common errors that we hear with English.
J: With English. And some funny errors as well.
G: And possibly some funny ones. And I imagine we are going to have some ‘What Caught My Eye’...
J: And so this week we will probably not have our guru, because it is kind of incorporated into our main message.
G: And maybe we’ll have something new at the end – a little surprise something at the end.
J: Oh, I like surprises.
G: So, let’s roll!
J: Let’s go!
(more to follow)