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Monday the 11th of March, 2019
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MILLENNIAL SLANG (EXTRA)

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin. How was your weekend? I hope it went well.

This week's theme is Millennial Slang. These are words that many native English speakers from the millennial generation say. Most originated in the United States, but because of the internet, many of these slang words are now used throughout the world. 

Our first word is EXTRA. You probably know the meaning of this word, but in slang, EXTRA means something different. 

Definition: Someone who is trying too hard or doing too much; a situation in which things are over-the-top or extravagant.  

Example 1: This party is so extra. This must have cost them tens of thousands of euros.

Example 2: You've already finished all of your homework for the month? You're so extra

Example 3: That girl at the party was so loud, and her clothes were so... sparkly. She was very extra

Have you heard anyone use this word before? It's a fun one. There seem to be a lot of EXTRA people on the internet these days. ;-)

Tomorrow we will look at another "Millennial" slang word. Have a great day!



Friday the 08th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (A SHOT AT SOMETHING)

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is our last day of this week's theme, Idioms Through Songs. Today we are looking at Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" and the idiom A SHOT AT (SOMETHING)

Lyrics: I just need one more shot at forgiveness.

Definition: A try or attempt. 

Example 1: I need one more shot at trying to get them to buy the house. I know I can make the sale. 

Example 2: Let's take one more shot at fixing the car. If this doesn't work, we can try another plan. 

You can listen to the song at the following link, and you will find the lyrics below the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE

That's all for this week. We hope you enjoyed learning new idioms through songs. Have a great weekend!



Thursday the 07th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (HOUSE OF CARDS)

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Welcome back, everyone!

It's Thursday and the fourth day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week. For today, we are looking at Katy Perry's "Firework" and the expression HOUSE OF CARDS.

Lyrics: Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin / Like a house of cards / One blow from caving in

Definition: Literally, a house of cards is a structure that is built with playing cards. Figuratively, it is a situation without a strong foundation; something that could easily fall or break.

Example 1: My life was like a house of cards before I got my new job and had financial security.

Example 2: The new plan that the CEO has come up with for our expansion in Europe is so complicated, yet very weak. It's like a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment.

You can listen to the song at the following link. Below the video, the lyrics are included:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw

That's it for today. Join us tomorrow for our last lesson of the week!



Wednesday the 06th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (TO CARRY THE WORLD UPON ONE'S SHOULDERS)

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Good morning, readers! It's the third day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week.

Today we are looking at The Beatles' "Hey Jude" and the expression TO CARRY THE WORLD (UP)ON ONE'S SHOULDERS

Lyrics: Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.

Definition: To worry. 

Example 1: When I'm stressed and working a lot, I feel like I'm carrying the world on my shoulders

Example 2: Don't worry so much, friend. You can't carry the world on your shoulders

You can listen to the song (with lyrics) at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rUOn3fTZxk

That's all for now. I hope you're not feeling like you're carrying the world upon your shoulders. :-)

Thank you for reading!



Tuesday the 05th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (BORN AND RAISED)

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Welcome back, everyone! It's our second day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week.

Today we are looking at Journey's "Don’t Stop Believing" and the expression BORN AND RAISED

Lyrics: Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit.

Definition: The place where a person was born and spent their childhood. 

Example 1: I was born and raised here, in this town. 

Example 2: My Dad was born and raised in Canada, but he moved to France when he was 18. 

You can listen to the song at the following link (and the lyrics are included):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KGe_4leh_Y

That's it for today. Thank you for reading!

Tomorrow join us for another lesson where we will extract another idiom from a song, this time by The Beatles.