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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 128. The noun phrase today is

  • "bosom buddy. " Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. All right. A bosom buddy is a

  • close friend often ones closest friend, especially one you feel that you can

  • trust. Okay. Let's continue. The term bosom friend dates all the way back to the

  • 1500s. Yes the word bosom did refer to chest just like it still refers to chest

  • today. At that time, it was believed to be the place where one's deepest emotions

  • were. So I mean today we know probably your deepest emotions really in your

  • brain. But at that time you know , even though we still associate one's heart

  • with one's emotions but really they thought in your chest that's where your

  • deepest emotions were. That's where they really believed they were at that time. A

  • bosom friend was probably your closest friend to whom you would share your

  • deepest emotions with. So this is how this phrase came about. That's why they

  • called it your bosom friend or basically our bosom buddy. Okay. Let's continue.

  • Nowadays bosom is mostly used to refer to a woman's chest. Yeah. I mean you could

  • say that. You could say you know , that woman has a big bosom. You could say it

  • in that way. It's kind of formal though. Well let's continue.

  • However bosom buddy is used in kind of a humorous way. I think we use it with

  • children a lot. Like if you got two kids that you know, they're, they're really

  • good buddies. They're very close. We might say they are bosom buddies. It really

  • could be anybody. There was a sitcom in the 1980s called

  • "Bosom Buddies" in which Tom Hanks was first noticed before his movie career.

  • Yeah. A lot of people may not remember this. It's going way back to the 1980s. He

  • wasn't famous as a movie star yet. This is the first time I had ever seen him. He was

  • on a TV show. I think the TV show probably only last

  • a few years and then when he left that, that's when his movie career started . I

  • think "Splash" was the first big movie he was in. And his you know, his career more

  • or less took off after that. It was about two close friends that were willing to

  • pretend and dress like women in order to get cheap housing in New York City in a

  • building that was exclusive to women. So it kind of had a double meaning here. They

  • were really truly very close friends. So it had the first meaning but of course

  • they had to dress like women too. So they had to pretend to have breasts and

  • things like that. I don't know would you really do that just to get cheap housing ?

  • But anyway it was meant to be a funny TV show. So situations would always pop up

  • where they're supposed to be pretending to be women. But of course you know,

  • they're underneath those clothes they're really men. All right. Anyway , let's

  • look at a couple of examples that we would hear it used today. Example number

  • one. These two have been bosom buddies ever since childhood. Yeah. Maybe they

  • were childhood friends. They grew up and they still stayed friends. The whole time

  • or number two here. I would trust her with my deepest feelings. She is my bosom

  • buddy You could say it that way too. Okay.

  • Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 128. The noun phrase today is


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