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The English We Speak-Wet weekend

Summary

Rob's weekend has been wet, even though it hasn't rained! What's happened? Feifei's about to find out and learn a new authentic English expression!

Transcript

Feifei
Hello. I'm Feifei and this is The English We Speak.

Rob
… and hello, it's Rob here. Good weekend Feifei?

Feifei
Amazing – the weather was great so I went on a trip to the seaside. And you were going camping weren't you?

Rob
I was but it turned out to be a bit of a
wet weekend.

Feifei

Oh no, you mean it rained? That's unlucky, the sun was out all weekend here.

Rob
Oh well the weather was fine – but I didn't go. The car broke down again so I stayed at home, doing DIY
all
weekend – boring!

Feifei
So a
wet weekend
doesn't have to involve rain?

Rob
Nope. A
wet weekend
means a boring and disappointing time.

Feifei
And it doesn't have to be at the weekend either?

Rob
Correct. This phrase just means the situation is boring just like a
wet weekend
is. You can also use the expression to describe boring people. Here are some examples…

Examples
That was a
wet weekend, my friends were coming to stay but cancelled at the last minute.

My cousin's a bit of a
wet weekend, he's got no personality and nothing to say.

I had to do my accounts yesterday – it was like a
wet weekend
in a paint factory!

Feifei
So a
wet weekend
describes a boring or disappointing experience or person. Well I'm glad to say that you're not a
wet weekend
Rob – I like your sense of adventure, so when are you going to go camping again?

Rob
Next weekend.

Feifei
Oh really. Have you seen the weather forecast?

Rob

No.

Feifei
Rain
all
weekend…. Oh what's wrong? You have a face like a
wet weekend!

Rob
A face like a
wet weekend? You mean I look unhappy? Well I'm not, if it rains, I'm coming round to yours for dinner!

Feifei
Oh no. Bye.

Rob
Bye.

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