字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Damn it! E, where's the lights? Oh, God. Oh: "Thank you Aputure. It was dark, you brought the light"? Oh, yeah. Before I get started, E's correct, we actually... We... Our lights weren't working and they went out, and I'm actually doing... I don't do this often. Okay? But I want to give a shout out to Aputure because they brought us lights. Let there be lights. Our lights were actually failing, and Aputure kindly... and this is really cool. They actually asked if they could help us out. They actually gave us... Yeah, they gave us some free lights. They said: "Would you like lights?" Here's the funny thing, straight up: They didn't know we needed lights. Ours were starting to go. Maybe they were watching a video or something. They offered free lights to us, and we took them, and they've been working beautifully. So, in any of the videos you've seen and you liked with Ronnie, myself, or Jade, or anyone - these are the ones we're using. Anyway, done with that because I'm not doing an infomercial for anybody. I'm a free man! But you got to give it out. So, and yeah, if any other company, if you... If you're ever interested in helping out, feel free to do so. Okay? So I'm not a pitch man, so I'm going to move on, but thanks Aputure. E, thank you. Now, moving on because I want to talk about time. And I brought with the... Aputure with this particular video because in Canada we have what's called Daylight Savings Time, and the time shifts. And I want to give you some idioms on time, and you know, it's me, it's James, so I'm not going to give you just idioms; I have a plan. So, in this case, we're going to go around the clock; and as we go around the clock, I'm going to give you an idiom for each hour. And what I mean by that is: Each hour has a number. Right? There's 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 5 - and I'm going to give you an idiom that will go with, like, the number 1, for instance, like: "Once in a lifetime." Right? Number 1, and then you have: "Once in a lifetime", so you remember: "Ah, it happens once." And let's go to the board. Are you ready? All right. So, I'm going to start at... Where should I start? Where should I start? Number 1; first one: "Once in a blue moon". True fact: Blue moons happen every two to three years. A blue moon will happen every two to three years because it happens rarely; it's not very often. If you think about that, if it's every two to three years, that's every 40... 24 to 36 months - that is not very often that it happens. But in the year 2018, it's happening every two to three months; it's a rarity that almost never happens, so that's even bigger being rare. Yes, I researched it because I read. You should, too. All right? So we're... That's what's happening in 2018 in case you ever see this 20 years later, and go: "Liar! It's every two to three years." I told you it was rare; go check it out. So that means it rarely happens. Hour number 2: "Two shakes of a lamb's tail." Maa-maa. This is an oldie, but a goodie. Old people who speak English will know what it is; some younger punks - yeah, you punks, you don't know what it means. A lamb has a little tail and it moves quickly. So... Maybe that's a goat. I think I'm doing a goat. I don't know. But it means very quickly because a lamb's tail is very quick, so it flicks very quickly. All right? So: "Two shakes of a lamb's tail" meaning I will do it quickly or it will be done quickly. Ah, I forgot something here. I'm going to use my brown marker because that means I've done something bad. There's another word for "bad", it starts with "s", but I'm not going to go there. Okay: "3rd time's the charm". "3rd time's the charm" means you've tried something one time, it didn't work; the second time it didn't work; but we're saying lucky number three - if you try it the third time, then it works. "Charm" means luck. If you're charmed, you've got luck. Okay? So: "A 3rd time the char-... 3rd time's the charm" is: The third time it will work. Cool? So, we're at number 4. Yes, I know you can read; you're very smart individuals. Okay? You notice I put "40", okay? And they're going: "James, that's the number 4. There's no 40 on a clock. Not even in military time." I know. But when we speak in English, we don't say: "40", we usually say "4T". See? I tricked you, there. Just a play on words: "4T". Okay? But it's: "40 winks". What do you mean by "40 winks"? Well, a wink is like this. Okay? 40 of them will happen like: One, two, three, four... You get the drift. It's going to take about maybe two or three minutes. But when we say: "40 winks. Catch 40 winks", it means to take a nap. If I'm going to catch 40 winks, that means I'm going to close my eyes for a short time because a wink is short, and I will take a nap; a short sleep. Because when you wink, you close the eye. Okay? All right. So, number 4: "Take 40 winks." It's my play on "4T" sounds-right?-for 4. What about: "Take 5"? If you're... Okay, there was a... There was a... There was a boy band named "Take 5", I think, or there was a group called "Take 5". I'm not talking about them. They took 5 forever. [Laughs] Sorry, bad joke. It means take a break. Yeah, I know, some of you were like: "Bad. Bad." It was bad. But if you take 5... If your boss says: "Okay, take 5", it means: "Take a break. You've been working hard, you need a break. Take 5." Similar to "40 winks", but with 40 winks you're sleeping; "take 5" means take a 5-minute break and come back. Take 5 minutes. Okay? Take a 5-minute break. How about 6? I'm embarrassed to say I didn't find one for 6, so I made one up. But you're doing time. Okay? I got: "Do time", because "do time" is usually a long stretch of time. In this case, it means go to jail. If you have a friend who says: "Oh, I mean, between 2008 and 2018 I was doing time", that explains why you haven't seen them around. They were in jail, son. They were locked up; locked down, doing time. So, when you hear someone say: "I'm doing time"... [Laughs] I've got a bad joke, but I'm not going to say it. It has to do with bending over and soap. Fill in the blanks. Okay: "7-year itch", kind of similar to the last joke I told. "7-year itch" is a time of infidelity. Infidelity. What do you mean? Well, an itch is a scratch; but this is an itch you just can't reach, you're like: "I can't get it." It means when somebody has been married, be it male or female, because I'm an equal opportunity employer. I am. I'm the greatest employer you've ever seen before. True. "Infidelity", it means that one of the partners, one or both decide that they are married but they want to try something new, maybe a second partner. They want to have sex outside of the marriage. For some reason people said it happens after 7 years. All right? So: "The 7-year itch". Now, let's move to: "8-hour day". In North America, that's called a standard working day. If I work 8 hours, I got a standard 8-hour day. That's my standard working hours, and usually it's from 9 to 5. Some people say it's a 9 to 5 job, meaning 8 hours in between. Funny, true story again: I had a Mexican student and his name is Mano. Mano, Mano. Emmanuel. Mano, love you. We were doing this lesson and he turned around, and he was talking about an English week. And he knew I was from England, and he goes: "So, do you guys have an English week?" And I went: "English week? I don't understand." And he looks at me and goes: "You know, an English week, you know, because, you know, you only work Monday to Friday, 9 to 5." And I was like: "Am I supposed to be insulted?" Because he explained in Mexico they work, like, anywhere from six to seven days a week; they work constantly. So this English week was our lazy way of working only eight hours a day, five days a week. I went: "I feel insulted, Mano." He goes: "No, no, you just English. [Laughs]". Anyways, love you. Hope you see this video; I'll have to tell you're on it. Anyway, next: 9. This is going to be interesting. It's another oldie, but goodie. People do know what it means, but we don't say it all the time. But: "A stitch in 9"... Okay. "A stitch in time saves 9." You're probably going to say: "What is a 'stitch'?" Well, let's break it down. When you're sewing-okay?-and you have something, you do stitches. These are stitches. You go in, you go out. Right? In and out. If you do a stitch at the wrong time or you miss a space, then you have to do, like, 9 stitches to make it work again. But if you do a stitch at the right place, then you save having to do this. So: "A stitch in time" means if you do it at the right time, you do the right job, you don't have to redo that job again. All right? Now I'm on number 10. I know, I don't have another one. You're going: "I was told I would get 10 idioms"... No, sorry. "12 idioms matching up with a clock. This is not a clock." Right? "This is, like, a half-eaten pizza." Sorry, dudes. You get what you pay for; it's free - remember that. But these all work and they all talk about time periods, right? So, if we say: "Like clockwork", it means something happens... Tick, tick, tick; tick, tick, tick, tick; tick, tick, tick, tick; tick, tick, tick, tick"... It happens regularly and usually at the same time. If the bus comes at 10 o'clock like clockwork - you better be there at 10 o'clock; not 10:01, not 5 to 10, because at 10 o'clock it shows up every day regularly, like clockwork. Jerry always gets up for his cigarette, and his lunch, and his pee break at 12:05. You know, 12:05, you look at the clock - there's Jerry. How do you know it's 12:05? He's going for his pee break and his cigarette; he always goes at the same time. Like clockwork, happening regularly. And number 11: "The 11th hour". It's to do something at the last possible moment. I'm just trying to think of how I run my life, which is usually at the 11th hour. It's like: "It's the last possible moment, and James comes through just before the end!" [Laughs] Right? So, when you're doing something at the 11th hour, it means there are other moments this could happen, but you're going to be right here just before that door closes on you. All right? "The 11th hour". I was actually thinking of something I wanted to say about politics, but I'm not going to do it. I'm holding back, which will be a first for me. But I'll say it in my head so I can giggle.