beefwith native speakers who don’t speak clearly. ‘Beef’ is slang for ‘problem’. What are some other English words that you commonly use that have alternative meanings? How about
trash? In this slang lesson, we’ll go over these and other common words that have additional, surprising meanings. Don’t
veg out: watch the lesson instead.
Thank you very much, really useful!
Thanks a lot for everyday English slang expressions. It expands the exposure to have real English street-like conversations. But I have a question: are these words more American or British (or they have a universal meaning). This is super important to understand the differences between them, cause I have had a very embarrassing experience while talking to my homie from Australia. We got a misunderstanding about the meaning of the word ‘thongs’: this word means a piece of women’s lingerie in America, but in Australia it means flip flops kinda a pair of sneakers.
Yes, there are differences among all English speaking countries. Don’t worry, though, native speakers have these embarrassing misunderstandings too:) . If you make a mistake, just ask the person to explain it. That’s how we learn.
I am an elementary English teacher. My students ask a lot of questions about the difference between synonyms; like the difference between under and below and a lot more. So, sir how I deal with it and is it important to know the minor differences between it.
Please guide me.
We have some videos about these things. Look for the search box and type in the words you need to look up.
And, yes, it is sometimes very important to know the differences, even minor ones.
It was sick! thank you so much for your very useful lessons!
Thank you so much, very useful lesson
Much appreciated for the lesson!🙏
You’re an amazing teacher, Adam.
It has been a really useful lesson. When I come across expressions that are called colloquial or slang, I sometimes turn away from English; because I can’t understand and I’m disappointed. That’s why this lecture encouraged me. Thanks so much for this great lesson.
Wow, you are sick! I have a beef with you, though: Why wouldn’t you elaborate on the etymological side? E.g., where does this “problematic” meaning of the word “beef” come from? What about “crash” and “sick”?
That is a good question! One reason is that the origins of slang words are often very unclear. I looked up “beef”, “crash”, and “sick”, and couldn’t find any definitive answers—just theories and speculation. Often the best we can do is tracing slang to its first written appearances or to dialects/regions/subcultures it might have come from. For example, “sick” might come from skateboarders on the West Coast of the US in the late 20th century. But it is now used very widely, and you don’t need to know this to understand or use it.
As the moderator mentioned, slang often starts very regional and then spreads via celebrities, media, etc. Especially now, the internet spreads these terms even faster. It’s probably safe to say that most people don’t know where the expressions they use come from. Most don’t think about it too much as some of these terms tend to disappear or fall out of use after a while too.
I also looked up the origin of ‘beef’ and found about 4 different sources, so … not sure which is right.
It was very informative and helpful. Thanks
It was sick, man!
Thank you, Mr. Adam
Thank you more
thank a lot, Mr.Adam
I want to learn english and sleek with it but Idont how?
100% thank you for the information 👏
Keep practicing Nardjis :)
very informative. thank you Adam
It was very useful
Hurrah!I didn’t make any single mistake!
Thank u for all information!
Adam, u’re SICK! 10 out of 10//Thanks!
The beggining for me seems good, I hope i can learn more and more words every day.
Thank you for all.
Your class is sick!
Thank you everyone :)
thank you very much really enjoyed leasing to you
Wow! This page is sick!
10/10! Thank you so much for all your sick sessions!! And now, I gonna veg out….
Its a sick lesson, appreciate your effort sir
It’s a sick lesson, Thank you, Mr. Adam
i am gonna veg out and crash on my sofa.
the car is so sick.
I got canned by looking at the dirt of someone.
the cobs busted the criminal in the corner.
the house got trashed and it’s so messy.
i don’t have any beef with you, what are you talking about?
the party was dead and I got bored already at the beginning.
Wow, what an amazing lesson! That was sick!