A Little Slang for the Soul

English Fun,English Vocabulary 5 March 2010 | 2 Comments

Time for a wee bit of slang! I know some teachers don’t like to teach slang, but the fact is a lot of English speakers use slang, so it’s important to learn some. And I think it’s fun to learn.

kick back – relax
After a hard day at work, I like to kick back and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

rock – to be great
You rock! (This is an expression a lot of people use. It means they are happy with what you just did or something you are about to do.)

goofed up – to mess up/make a mistake
I goofed up when I wrote a tweet today; I spelled a word wrong.

John – toliet
Hey, where’s the John?

catch some rays – to lay out in the sun and try to get a sun tan
After lunch, I’m going to the pool to catch some rays!

nuts – crazy
That guy just went swimming and it’s freezing outside. He’s nuts!

peeps – people/friends
I’m going to call up my peeps and see if they want to go to the movies.

umpteen – many
I asked my son umpteen times to please clean his room. (This is true!)

gut – stomach
Oh man, that guy just hit me in my gut!

Oh man – to be surprised about something
Oh man, I can’t believe I just lost that game.

2 Responses on “A Little Slang for the Soul”

  1. Aelphaeis says:

    Awesome, teacher!! I love this!! 😀 I actually knew most of them, but some I didn’t, so it’s always nice to learn something new 🙂

    More slang, please!! 🙂

  2. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for stopping by and for the comment! I’ll try to post more slang soon! See you on twitter!

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