- Hello and welcome to the English we speak. I’m Helen and joining me today is Neil.
o Hello everyone.
- Neil, tell me about your first over job? (hãy cho tôi biết về công việc đầu tiên của bạn)
o I worked in a supermarket stacking shelves when I was sixteen. ( chất chồng, chất đống)
- How was it?
o I was quite boring: just moving things from one place to another, but I was very happy when I got my first week’s day.
- And how long did you stay in your first job?
o Not very long. About three months during the summer holiday. If I’d stayed there any longer. I would have gone potty.
- What? Potty? Did you have get permission to use the toilet? ( được cho phép)
o Oh, no, nothing like that. Nobody needed permission to go to the toilet.
- Well, you said you would have gone potty. My baby son has to be reminded about his potty every day.
o No, they are two have different things. If someone is potty or going potty, that means is crazy or going crazy. Here are these examples:
My boss wants me to work in New Year’s Day for no extra money. He must be potty.
She’s potty to sell off her old car so cheaply.
- There is another meaning to “ potty”. If someone is really keen on something, we can use the phrase “ to be potty about something”, for example: I really like Japanese comic books, I’m potty about them.
o I see, I’m potty about miniature owls: I’ve got nearly one hundred of them at home.
- Well, I glad we clearly up the meaning of that. It would do us any good if people heard us arguing over potties. ( tranh luận, tranh cãi)
o Oh, no, they’d think we’re gone potty.