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Vocabulary: (see all the definitions in our episode guide!)
PC / Politically correct - someone who is politically correct believes that language and actions that could be offensive to others, especially those relating to sex and race, should be avoided
To sum up - give a brief summary
To be put on the spot - to cause someone embarrassment or difficulty by forcing them at that moment to answer a difficult question or make an important decision
Crack me up - when someone says something funny and you start laughing uncontrollably you say "YOU CRACK ME UP!"
Contagious - likely to spread to and affect others
Mic - short for microphone
Teeny - very small
To dry up - to stop talking because you are very nervous
Bona fide - genuine; real
A pun - a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings
Language Focus: Comprehension Questions & Answers (see them all in our episode guide!)
1 What makes Luke laugh? What does Luke find funny?
‘A really dumb, stupid idea but done in a very clever way. Or a very clever idea done in a really stupid way’ And human error
2 What 2 things did Jennifer say she finds funny?
Cats failing & her son.
3 How long has Luke been doing stand up?
4 What helped Luke to become a stand up comedian?
5 Would either Jennifer or Dan like to try stand up comedy?
6 what comedians did Jen, Luke and Dan say were their favourites.
7 Why is comedy so difficult to understand for a non-native speaker?
English Expressions (much more in our episode guide!)
Kick your shoes off, put your feet up - relax
Tickety-boo - to be fine, very well
To throw somebody under the bus -
To sugar coat something -
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