Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Take me out to the ballgame!

Today's podcast we talk about baseball jargon, or the baseball terms that we use in everyday English.

curve ball: an unexpected change
Example sentence: "I was doing well in the interview until they threw me a curve ball question about what my top three weaknesses."

(hit a) home run: to do well at something
"He really hit a home run in his interview and I am sure he will get the job."

strike out: to fail at something
"I heard you struck out at the job interview. Better luck next time."

southpaw: left handed person
"As a southpaw, I had trouble writing with a fountain pen. I smear the ink with my hand!"

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