Monday, December 8, 2014

Air Travel - Funny Post

Enjoy this funny video by comedian Tim Hawkins, explaining how first-class passengers are treated differently from everyone else.

Important Vocabulary/ Phrases:

1.  Get on the plane (board the plane) at your leisure.
Meaning: A polite way for the airline to ask passengers to board the plane when it is convenient for them.

2. The unwashed masses.
Meaning: The crowds of people who are dirty and too poor to afford first class tickets.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Phrases from Pharrell's "Happy" Explained

Sunshine, she's here. You can take a break.
Meaning: I feel like the sun is shining on me. It's time to relax.

I'm a hot air balloon. I could go to space.
Meaning: I feel light and free, as light as a hot air balloon floating to space.

With the air like I don't care, baby, by the way.
Meaning: I feel completely carefree, having no worries, like floating on air.

Here come bad news, talking this and that.
Meaning: When someone is "talking this and that," it's like he or she is sharing gossip or other unpleasant information.  Here, the singer means that "bad news" comes but is not welcome.

Yeah, give me all you got. Don't hold back.
Meaning: Two idioms here that mean the same thing. "Give me all you got" and "don't hold back" both mean I'm not afraid to receive the bad thing you want to give me, so just give it all to me - I don't care.  Here, the singer means that bad news can come, I don't care. I'm not afraid of it.

I should probably warn you, I'll be just fine.
Meaning: The singer is still talking to "bad news." Bad news can come, but I can handle it, so don't be surprised when I don't lose my happiness.

No offense to you, don't waste your time.
Meaning: When we say "no offense to you," we mean that my words might sound offensive, but I don't mean to be offensive.  So the singer says, "Don't waste your time" to that bad news that is trying to kill his happiness.

Clap along...
Meaning: Join me in my state of happiness.

The four "clap along's":
If you feel like a room without a roof.
If you feel like happiness is the truth.
If you know what happiness is to you.
If you feel like that's what you want to do.