“$224?  What a rip-off!  That shirt doesn’t even look that great.”

Slang of the day:  rip-off

Meaning:  something that is overpriced (too expensive)

Usage:  I wanted to buy those cool shades, but they were 500 dollars!  A total rip-off!


Brian – Hey Yvonne, I like your new shirt.

Yvonne – Thanks.  It only cost me 200 Euros.

Brian – Wow, you totally got ripped-off.

Yvonne – Really? You think so?  *sigh*


“I’m so cool in my new shades!”

Slang of the day:  shades

Meaning:  sunglasses

Usage:  It’s so sunny outside.  I need to find my shades and wear them today.


Tim – How do you like my new shades?

Sue – Wow, how much did they cost?  They look expensive.

Tim – It doesn’t matter.  There is no price too big for the coolness that these glasses give me!

Sue – Right…


“What are we having for dinner mom?”  Tom asked his mother.
“Spuds!!!” she replied.

Slang of the day:  Spuds

Meaning:  Potatoes

Usage:  I love eating spuds, especially with a lot of butter.


Mom – I’ve been slaving in the kitchen all day long making this great dinner.  I hope you all like it.

Dad – What is this mushy gooey stuff?

Mom – Those are spuds! What did you think they were?

Dad – Oh, um, that’s exactly what I thought they were. I was just, um, kidding. hahaha.

Mom – haha, right.

I’m as blind as a bat!

“I can’t find my glasses anywhere and without them I’m as blind as a bat! Is that a mouse in front of me?”

Slang of the day:  blind as a bat

Meaning:  one’s eyesight is very bad

Usage:  I think I need to get some glasses. I’m as blind as a bat lately.


Doctor – How’s your eyesight these days? Can you see the big E on the chart?

George – No Doc.  Not at all. I’m as blind as a bat.

Doctor – Well, let’s get you some glasses then.

George – Thanks Doc.

Catch some zs

Slang of the day:   “Catch some Zs”

Meaning:  to get some sleep

Usage:  I am so exhausted. I think I’m going to go upstairs and catch some Zs.


Dorothy – What did you do last night?

Sally – I stayed up way too late watching TV. What did you do?
Dorothy – Oh, I went to bed early. I was pretty tired from running a 1/2 marathon that morning.
Sally – Wow, I’m so impressed. I could never run a marathon. Right now, I just want to go home and catch some Zs.

Weekly Slang

Here’s your weekly post about slang!


To be crazy in an eccentric way.

That nutty professor is something else. Yesterday, he came to class in his PJs.


Although this can mean that something has a lot of cheese on it, it also has a slang meaning as well. It means something lacks taste and cheap.

Did you see what Nicole was wearing? It is so cheesy, maybe she should take it back to the store and get her money back.


This is used to describe when someone is in a bad mood.

My husband was so cranky after he found out that I drank the last beer.

to make waves

This means someone is causing problems on purpose.

Did she have to make waves? Did she really need to tell Sally what I said about her? I just said that her outfit wasn’t that stylish.

Slang, slang, slang!

Here’s a little slang for you…


This is slang for a pimple. Teens use it a lot, but really anyone can use this word.
Ugggghh, I can’t believe I got a zit -today of all days.


This means many or a lot.
This is the umpteenth time I had told you to take out the trash. So, do it!

catch some rays

This means to go outside in the sun.
Wanna come to my house? We can hang out at my pool and catch some rays.

mellow out

This means to relax or calm down.
Dude, you so need to mellow out!!!

Holy what?

In English we tend to put the word holy in front of a lot of other words. It doesn’t mean that the word is religious, it is just an expression that we use to show surprise. It’s used much like the phrase Oh my gosh! Here are a few phrases that use the word holy.

Holy cow!

Holy moly!

Holy guacamole!

Holy smoke!

Holy mackerel!

Holy Moses!

There are a few other phrases that I left out, but only because they were a bit vulgar.

8 ways to say food in English

Food – everyone loves it and everyone needs it.  Here are 8 different fun ways to say food in English.


Where’s the grub? I’m ready to eat!


You can use this as a noun or a verb.
Did you make the chow yet? I’m ready to chow down!!!


This word is usually a little negative when used to talk about human food because it is the food you feed to pigs.
What slop is that? It tastes like something pigs should eat.

takeout (or take-out)

This refers to food that you take away from a restaurant and then eat at home.
Let’s go to that Chinese food restaurant down the street and get some take out.

home cooking

I can’t wait to go home to visit my mom tonight. I’m ready for some home cooking!!!

fast food

Let’s go to Micky D’s and grab some fast food.


This word means the supplies that are necessary (especially food).
Don’t worry everyone, I brought the provisions.


This is the food you buy from the supermarket.
I need to go to the supermarket and buy some groceries.