157.- Awesomesauce (profesor)

Summary

There are many ways to talk about something amazing, but this new informal word is incredible. You can use it to describe almost anything – but Feifei finds it useful in complimenting Rob’s homemade ice cream!

Transcript

Feifei
Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I’m Feifei…

Rob
And I’m Rob.

Feifei
Hey Rob, thanks for this ice cream – I love ice cream – but why are we eating it now?

Rob
As a treat, Feifei! This is my homemade ice cream.

Feifei
Yum. It tastes good.

Rob
Tastes good, you say? Just ‘good’?

Feifei
Well… it’s not bad.

Rob
Not bad?! Honestly Feifei, there is no pleasing you sometimes. Is there something missing?

Feifei
Rob – it’s awesomesauce!

Rob
You want sauce on it? Why didn’t you say? What do you want – strawberry, chocolate, caramel?

Feifei
No, I was actually being nice. Awesomesauce is an informal way to describe something that is extremely good or amazing. It was a compliment, Rob! Listen to these other examples of ‘awesomesauce’…

Examples
My wife is awesomesauce – she’s just served me breakfast in bed as it’s my birthday!

This peanut butter and banana milkshake is awesomesauce – can I have some more, please?

Hey! I got top grades in all my exams. Awesomesauce! 

Feifei
You’re listening to The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we’re looking at the word awesomesauce, which is an informal way of describing that something is extremely good, amazing or incredible. And your homemade ice cream is amazing, Rob!

Rob
Oh, thanks very much. I don’t know what to say.

Feifei
You can also say ‘awesomesauce’. The word can also be used to say you are very very pleased with something.

Rob
Ok then – awesomesauce! If it’s that good, I must try some too – with strawberry sauce on.

Feifei
You must, Rob, it tastes great!

Rob
Oh no – not awesomesauce.

Feifei
What’s wrong? 

Rob
I didn’t put it back in the freezer – it’s melted!

Feifei
You had better go and make some more. Bye.

Rob
Bye bye!

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