149.- Salty

149.-Salty

Transcript  

Feifei
Hello and welcome to The English We Speak with me, Feifei… 

Roy
…and me, Roy. 

Feifei
We may sound a little different – that’s because we are not able to record in our normal studios during the coronavirus outbreak. In this programme, we have a word that is used to say when someone is upset over something minor or trivial. Speaking of which, you got really upset when the vending machine didn’t have any of those sweets you like this morning! 

Roy
I really like ‘unicorn truffles’ – you have no idea how good they are. It ruined my day! 

Feifei
Everyone likes ‘unicorn truffles’, but there’s no need to get overly upset about it – they’re just sweets! You were so salty this morning! 

Roy
What do you mean salty? You mean I was sweaty? I sweat when I get stressed. 

Feifei
No, Roy. ‘Salty’ means you got upset over nothing. They’re just sweets. If you’re that desperate for them, you should go to the supermarket before work like I did. 

Roy
Wait, you’ve got some ‘unicorn truffles’!? Can I have one, please? 

Feifei
You can have one, and only one. Anyway, let’s listen to these examples… 

Examples
She was so salty when she lost the board game. It’s really not that important. 

He was so salty yesterday when nobody wanted to go to lunch with him. 

I’m sorry – it was a bad joke, but there’s no need to get salty about it! 

Feifei
This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we’re talking about the word ‘salty’ – and now Roy, you’re salty because I won’t give you more sweets! 

Roy
Feifei, you have a bag full of ‘unicorn truffles’! You could open a sweet shop you have that many! So, I’m not being salty. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to be upset that you won’t give me one more sweet!   

Feifei
Fine, but only because I’m a nice person! Talking about being salty, did you see Rob this morning? 

Roy
Yes! Why was he so angry?! I saw him hitting the keyboard! He was so angry with you, Feifei. 

Feifei

Haha that’s because I unplugged his computer! He couldn’t turn it on! So, when I told him that I’d done it as a joke, he got really salty. 

Roy
Hahah you’re the best, Feifei! You love playing practical jokes on people. Well, I need to go back to the desk. Wait?! I can’t move! I’m stuck to the chair! 

Feifei
Yes! I know. I put lots of superglue on your chair before you sat down! Don’t get salty about it! Here have a couple of ‘unicorn truffles’ to cheer you up! 

Roy
Thanks Feifei, but I really need to go back to work. Can you get me off this chair, please? 

Feifei
Bye, Roy.  

Roy
Bye.

Transcript  

Feifei
Hello and welcome to The English We Speak with me, Feifei… 

Roy
…and me, Roy. 

Feifei
We may sound a little different – that’s because we are not able to record in our normal studios during the coronavirus outbreak. In this programme, we have a word that is used to say when someone is upset over something minor or trivial. Speaking of which, you got really upset when the vending machine didn’t have any of those sweets you like this morning! 

Roy
I really like ‘unicorn truffles’ – you have no idea how good they are. It ruined my day! 

Feifei
Everyone likes ‘unicorn truffles’, but there’s no need to get overly upset about it – they’re just sweets! You were so salty this morning! 

Roy
What do you mean salty? You mean I was sweaty? I sweat when I get stressed. 

Feifei
No, Roy. ‘Salty’ means you got upset over nothing. They’re just sweets. If you’re that desperate for them, you should go to the supermarket before work like I did. 

Roy
Wait, you’ve got some ‘unicorn truffles’!? Can I have one, please? 

Feifei
You can have one, and only one. Anyway, let’s listen to these examples… 

Examples
She was so salty when she lost the board game. It’s really not that important. 

He was so salty yesterday when nobody wanted to go to lunch with him. 

I’m sorry – it was a bad joke, but there’s no need to get salty about it! 

Feifei
This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we’re talking about the word ‘salty’ – and now Roy, you’re salty because I won’t give you more sweets! 

Roy
Feifei, you have a bag full of ‘unicorn truffles’! You could open a sweet shop you have that many! So, I’m not being salty. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to be upset that you won’t give me one more sweet!   

Feifei
Fine, but only because I’m a nice person! Talking about being salty, did you see Rob this morning? 

Roy
Yes! Why was he so angry?! I saw him hitting the keyboard! He was so angry with you, Feifei. 

Feifei

Haha that’s because I unplugged his computer! He couldn’t turn it on! So, when I told him that I’d done it as a joke, he got really salty. 

Roy
Hahah you’re the best, Feifei! You love playing practical jokes on people. Well, I need to go back to the desk. Wait?! I can’t move! I’m stuck to the chair! 

Feifei
Yes! I know. I put lots of superglue on your chair before you sat down! Don’t get salty about it! Here have a couple of ‘unicorn truffles’ to cheer you up! 

Roy
Thanks Feifei, but I really need to go back to work. Can you get me off this chair, please? 

Feifei
Bye, Roy.  

Roy
Bye.

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