Friday, 12 November 2010

Video and Slang: US-Sino Currency Rap Battle

Something extra for your weekend, found a new and funny animation on YouTube, with a few slang terms we have gone through in the class (for those of you who have completed level 3 with me).

Sounds like something for the G20 in Korea. Have a nice weekend!


Vocabulary:
frenemy -- (n) (humorous) Someone who pretends to be your friend, but is really your enemy.
manipulator --  [C] mainlydisapproving a person who controls people to their own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly
wag sb's finger -- A motion done with the finger, usually done to scold someone. See The Other F-words
Smörgåsbord -- (n) s a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple dishes of various foods on a 
table, originating in Sweden.[1] In Norway it is called koldtbord and in Denmark it is called kolde bord
recession -- [C or Ua period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad
concession -- (n) [C or U] something which is allowed or given up, often in order to end a disagreement, or the act of allowing or giving this
discombobulated -- (adj) confusedembarrassedupset
denominate -- (vb) To specify a monetary unit
kibble -- (n) something that has been kibbled -- to grind something coarsely, especially grain for use as animal feed
smack -- (n) [C] a hit from someone's flat hand as a punishment




Resources:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/frenemy
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/manipulator
http://lockyep.blogspot.com/2010/06/vocabulary-other-f-words.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sm%C3%B6rg%C3%A5sbord
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/recession
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/concession_1
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/discombobulated
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/denominate
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kibble
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/smack_2