Don't Break Your Brain with Today's Vocabulary
Today you’ll learn 7 native phrases to use about pain and getting hurt.
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Ouch/owie (Usually we just swear, like f$%^ me!)
Hurts like a b$%^
You’re literally breaking my brain right now
Don’t get all butthurt
Sticks and stones (may break my bones, but names will never hurt me)
Clumsiness runs in my family, so I do get hurt quite a bit, as does my son!
Comment on this video! Use one of today’s phrases in your own sentence. Tell me the last time you got hurt!
Pop Culture R&R
When I Googled ‘clumsy film characters’, one of the results was Navin R. Johnson in the 1979 classic comedy, The Jerk.
Steve Martin stars in the movie about a completely clueless man, who was raised in a black family in Mississippi, and thought he was also black. When he realizes he’s white, he leaves home to figure out who he is and gets a job at a gas station, and his insane life continues from there.
This film is endlessly quotable! Lines that I still quote are, “I’m somebody now!” when he sees his name in the phone book , and when he leaves his big mansion, he says, “I don’t need anything… except … this ashtray… and this paddlegame...the remote control… and this lamp.”
Here’s the phone book scene:
And the scene where he leaves home: