173.- It slaps! Profesor.

Summary

What do you think is absolutely amazing? A song, film or TV series? Well, if you want to describe how brilliant it is, we have an expression you can use.

Transcript

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

Roy
… and me, Roy. Have you heard that new song by your favourite band ‘The Spinning Lizards of Doom’?

Feifei
Yes, it slaps!

Roy
What do you mean – the song slapped you? Are you OK?

Feifei
Yes, I’m fine. We the use the expression ‘it slaps’ or that ‘something slaps’ to say that we think something is amazing.

Roy
Oh right – wait, you really think that song is good? It sounds like a squirrel fighting with a tin can in a bin.

Feifei
Roy! All of their songs slap! You don’t appreciate it because you have terrible taste in music.

Roy
I knew you were going to say that. I’m not even going to start speaking about films.

Feifei
Good! Well, let’s talk about things that slap right after these examples.

Examples

That new film is amazing! All of the films by that director slap!

Have you seen the latest episode where Charlotte gets abducted by aliens? It slaps!

Their new song really slaps! I don’t know how they keep producing hit after hit.

Feifei
You’re listening to The English We Speak from BBC Learning English, and we’re talking about the expression ‘it slaps’. If something ‘slaps’, it means that it is amazing and really good.

Roy
For example, my T-shirts and video games that I love! They all slap!

Feifei
I’m afraid to say that nothing you like slaps. But have you heard this secret song by the ‘The Spinning Lizards of Doom’? It really slaps! It’s their best song yet!

Roy
Ha! I knew it! When you said you loved their music, I thought I’d test it! That’s not a song by ‘The Spinning Lizards of Doom’. It’s a song by my favourite group – ‘Rob’s Biscuit Band!’

Feifei
What?! No – it can’t be! What have I said!?

Roy
I’ve always believed that my taste in music slaps – and now I have proof!

Feifei
I must be feeling unwell – that’s why I said it.

Roy
Just admit it – it slaps!

Feifei
Fine! I suppose this song isn’t terrible! Bye, Roy.

Roy
Bye.

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