Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dour English

The gloomy world of spoken English (hover over the pink phrases to hear them): e.g. Past tense:

My friend had left me and I was unhappy…

I weighed 99 kilos.
Did your girl-friend say you were fat?
No, she didn't say that....

…because she'd already left me!
But had she really liked you?
No, she hadn't ever really been serious about me…

I'd been eating from the fridge at night.
Had nobody been checking the fridge?
No, my mother hadn't been checking.
I was eating 6 Big Macs a day!
Why were you eating so much?
I wasn't eating because I was hungry…

Then I met someone new and everything changed…

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