161 – Oh Boris, Boris, Boris….

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161 – Oh Boris, Boris, Boris….

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First Brexit, now Boris…. 😔 It’s not a good time to be British! The only thing to do in a situation like this is laugh or cry, so we try to laugh! We talk about CF Charlie and Boris becoming a couple 💑, chicken in the fridge 🍗, me getting punched in the face 👊 and much more! So just keeeeeep on ROCKin’ baby! ✌️

The RnR vocab that you will learn in today’s show:

  • Memory of a goldfish
  • Let’s stop this dry patch
  • Emolliate my listening skills
  • A very topical show
  • I know fuck all about rugby
  • He was one of the big Brexiteers
  • That man is just clueless
  • He blew millions on a garden bridge project
  • The chicken went off
  • Playing the poverty card
  • He had a blazing row with his partner
  • Johnson has slagged Trump off quite a lot
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • He just made up a story that just wasn’t true
  • He was talking to another journalist about beating up another journalist
  • His friend, the enforcer, said just a cracked rib
  • I didn’t instigate the fight
  • I’d best not say anything here

RnR Grammar

There were a few things to choose from today, but the one I liked most was at the beginning of the conversation when we mentioned we hadn’t spoken in a long time and said:

“it’s been a long time”

This is VERY common when two friends don’t speak for a long time, or you might even hear “how long has it been?” Notice we use the present perfect here and the verb ‘be’, it kind of makes no sense because there are words that we don’t say.

For example, the ‘correct’ phrase would be “it’s been a long time since we spoken last time“, or “how long has it been since we last spoke?“, but these last few words are left unsaid!

So there are TWO phrases you can use when you haven’t spoken to a friend in a while… you’re welcome! 😉

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