Uncensored English

Looking for a different angle on English language podcasts? Keiran the crazy Canadian goes where the other English podcasts don't... and more. Keiran and his native English guests discuss politically incorrect subjects as well as general English language, idioms, expressions, culture and more all while having natural unscripted conversations. This podcasts feature an educational exploration of language ranging from every day expressions, pop culture expressions, explicit language and anything in between. The podcast is geared towards adults students, professionals, university students as well as ESL teachers who want to step out of the "Safe Space" of the English language education community and have a little more fun. Join Keiran and his guests in their down to earth humorous conversations and learn to speak a more universal edgy form of English like a native! English ISN'T always PC!!!
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Jun 7, 2016

We clear up the confusion from the last episode of Uncensored English, then Keiran discusses several phrasal verbs with the word "call"

Jun 4, 2016

We learn how to use "Hell" in questions and a few expressions. Two of our guests get in a heated argument about it. This is an explicit podcast, not for the kids.


*** Transcript ***


What’s up everybody this is Keiran the crazy Canadian, and welcome to another podcast of unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnncensored English! Where we talk about whatever the hell

We want to talk about. So good morning, good afternoon, good evening, goodnight, to however you are wherever you are, and thank you for joining us.

So we are outside the Kingston Absolute comedy club, we just performed. And tonight we’re going to be talking to you about how to use the word hell in conversation. So beside me in the front seat we have someone who most of you all know already, Gabriel O’Massi. How’s it going Gabriel?

G: Sup y’all? Yo what up? Yo word up? Bitch.

D: You’re the furthest thing from black.

K: In the back seat we have someone who’s new to the podcast, he’s another Montreal comic his name is Dylan Subiza. Dylan why don’t you just tell them about yourself, and you know what your all about?

D: I’m Dylan, I’m from DC, well DC is Washington DC for all you foreigners, uh what could I say about myself. I love long walks on the beach.  I love cuddling at night, for all you lonely ladies out there

G: laughing

D:  You got a friend in me like Randy Newman said, and that’s about it, I’m just an all-around great dude.

G: Cute

K: Alright great, so tonight were going to talk about how to use hell in conversation, and were going to go over a few expressions that include the word hell that you can use. But before we start that off, hell what do you guys think, is it a curse word, is it a dirty word, is it an acceptable word to use?

D: I think certainly in the 50s it was a bad word, now it’s fine, everybody uses it, it’s on NBC you know, it’s on TV nobody gives a shit.

K: Alright what do you think Gabriel.

G: I remember the first time I heard the word hell on Television was on The Simpson, and I heard it and I covered my mouth and my ears, and I looked at my mom and she looked at me and she nodded and she said “it’s ok Gabriel it’s just a word.” And ever since then I’ve been saying it every single day of my life.


K: Alright Gabriel thinks he’s still on stage apparently.


K: Alright let’s talk about how do we use the word hell, what’s the most common way we use the word hell?

D: What the hell

G: Yeah what the hell?

K What   the   Hell, what the hell. Like what do you mean. How would you use that Dylan?

D: I’d say if someone slighted me in any way, slighted is a word means insulted or dishonored me in whatever way I’d be like “Hey, what the hell man? Why did you steal my soda? What the hell”

K: Yeah what the hell? Why did you do that?

D: Yeah what the hell dude?

K: I think you can use hell with any questions, like if Gabriel said “ Uhhh I just performed in 9 comedy clubs in 2 days uhhh” I’d be like “what? How the hell did you do that?” You know that’s impossible.

G: yeah yeah, thanks.

K: it’s not a, it’s make believe it’s not a compliment. Alright let’s do an expression with hell, what’s an expression you can use with hell?

G: Uhhhh, what was the one you guys mentioned … when hell freezes over?

D: Yeah

K: Don’t say it like we talked about it.

D: When hell freezes over is like if your mom, if your mom is like, you’re not going to drop out of school, you’re going to drop out of school when hell freezes over…. Meaning probably never.

K: Ok so if we say when hell freezes over, we mean that’s never going to happen.

D: Right, if you decide to say I’m going to do (blank) when hell freezes over, hell is super hot and it’s not going to freeze over anytime soon.

G: yeah

D: That’s like saying when Saudi Arabia freezes over. It’s not going to happen people.

K: Right, so if I was like Gabriel, Gabriel can you cut my grass.

G: and I’d be like, goddamnit yeah when hell freezes over Keiran.

K: Gabriel is not going to cut my grass.

G: Yeah I don’t do much.


K: Alright when hell freezes over, like no you do an example you lazy bastard.
G: I did! Oh make a real one.

D: Ok I’ll I’ll help you Gabe. Hey Gabe

G: Sure, hey.

D: You work at a bar, can I have a drink for free?

G: Uh, when when hell freezes over.

K: Alright nice! When hell freezes over. What’s another expression we can say with hell?

D : uhh…., what the hell we covered, when hell freezes over we covered.

K: Yeah what was the other one?

D: I dunno.

G: Hello

K: No


K: To hell with that.

G: Oh yeah to hell with that.

G: * D: Yeah that’s a good one.

K : Alright, wait wait, hold on a second.

K: To hell with that, what does to hell with that mean Gabriel?

G: It’s like when you say something, and you don’t really agree with it…. And uh… I guess.   Oh god what the fuck, what the hell.

D:  It’s vacuous, it’s just an expression, whatever.

G: It’s like no.  To the hell with that is like there’s no way I’ll ever do that? To hell with that.

K: Right like, Hey Gabriel let’s go up to the mountain and look at the sunset.

G: Ah yeah to hell with that, that’s stupid, that’s gay.

K :  No common we can hold hands and sing songs

G: Hold hands…. Sing songs… to hell with that bullshit.

K: You can use to hell with that when you’re not interested in doing something. K Dylan can you give us an example with “to hell with that”.

D: Sure, so I’m going to ask a questions to Keiran, and Keiran is going to respond. Hey Keiran, I’m having bi-curious thoughts, would you like to help me explore those thoughs?

K: To hell with that. To hell with that my friend. I’m not up for doing this.

D: I was just asking.

K: I have nothing against it, its just not for me. To hell with that

D: Ok

G: Can I watch?

K: What? Yeah,  Can you watch us not do anything… uh yes.

G: We could do it right now.

K: Might be pretty boring. What the hell. Alright what’s another expression we can do with hell

G: Uhh so there’s the bat, a bat out of hell.

K: ?. That sounds really weird, what does that mean?

G: The bat is a metaphor for who you are as an individual…


G: And hell is the thing, the location you want to leave.


D: That’s nonsense.

K: Alright what do you think, what do you think about the bat out of hell?

D: It’s just an expression. It means getting out of there fucking fast.

G: You’re the bat and then you want to leave…. Out of hell. Let’s say you’re on a date with a lady and she’s stinky, and she’s smoking cigarettes, and she’s spitting on the floor or whatever. And you’re like goddamn it I gotta get out of here like a bat out of hell you know.

D: Yeah exactly, like fast.

G: She’s hell and you’re the bat.

K: I don’t think it’s a metaphor but


D: It’s not a metaphor, it’s just an expression.

K: Alright how would you use the bat out of hell Dylan?
D: Did you see that hockey player? He was benched, he was on the bench. Because he had a timeout for hitting someone. But when he came out back on the ice. He came out like a bat out of hell.

G: It’s a metaphor, it describes..

K: Right he came out fast and he was doing to do his shit.

D: Yeah he had a purpose and he was ready to accomplish his goals.

K: Right, don’t worry Gabriel

G: You’re personifying,

D: I think you’re reading into that. It’s not actually a metaphor.

K: Alright, fuck it, let’s go on to the last, to the last expression for tonight and what is it Gabriel?

G: Uh what was it… oh yeah it was the (blank) from hell. And when I say blank you can put any example like the mother from hell. The girlfriend from hell. The comedian from hell. Anything from hell meaning that like that person was terrible and they belong in hell because they’re so bad and so unbearable that that’s what you call them I guess.

K: Right, so like if I had a shitty care that always broke down I would be like this is the car from hell. It cost me money every week.

G: Yeah.

D: Right.

G: Yeah yeah yeah.

D: And let’s not forget the classic 1950s example, the mother-in-law from hell.

G: ahhhh bitch

K: Right she’s terrible.

D: She’s very protective of that daughter.

K: Alright guys were going to wrap this up, we talked today about different ways you can use the word hell. We started by saying you can use it in any questions like you can say “how the hell did you do that?” “Or why the hell Gabriel do you make up these examples that are not logical?”

G: How the hell are you?

K: How the hell are you doing? After that we talked about, when hell freezes over meaning.

G: There’s no way that will ever happen because hell will never freeze over because it’s really hot in hell.

K: And the one we did after that was. When hell freezes over. Meaning I’m never going to do that.

G: Crazy

K After that Gabriel came up with another expression with hel l which was

G: Wait wasn’t it to hell with that?

K: No that was mine

G: Did we do that one already? OH I did the blank from hell.

K: The blank from hell, meaning?

G: A person that lives in hell, that

K: No they don’t live in hell, a terrible person right?


G: Yeah a bad person the devil you know.

K: She’s the woman from hell, she’s a terrible person, she makes my life miserable.

D: Or husband.

K: Or husband, or car, or dog. IT can, it can apply to anything . It can be the shoe from hell because it always cuts my feet.

G: Yeah it’s a bad shoe.

K: Alright and lastly was Dylan’s expression which was

D: Bat out of hell.

K: Bat out of hell meaning

G: A metaphor

D: No, it’s not a metaphor, don’t listen to him people. It’s essentially it’s an expression to say, he came out of the gates swinging, he came out fast. That goalkeeper came out of the bench. Came off the bench like a bat out of hell. Came off fast and hard. I got out of there like a bat out of hell. I was very uncomfortable so I got the fuck out of there.

K: Right like the guy went up to hit on the girl, and the girl was like “ugh your so weird” and she got out of there like a bat out of hell.

G: It’s a simile.

D: It’s not a simile

G: It is cause it’s like a bat out of hell



G: It’s a simile

K: Alright these guys are going to argue later cause I gotta wrap this thing up cause I gotta type the transcript.


K: Shutup I gotta type the transcript for this shit, it takes an hour. So guys that’s it for the podcast. If you’ve enjoyed it rate it on itunes, subscribe to us and we’ll see you next time on the next episode of UNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNCENSORED ENGLISH!







Jun 1, 2016

Ohhhh embarrasment, how entertaining are you. This time on Uncensored English Edward joins Keiran as they talk about the latest Canadian and Turkish embarassing government scandals. We learn a few new expressions and laugh at how embarrasing politicians can be.


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*** Transcript ***


What’s up everybody this is Keiran the crazy Canadian, and welcome to another podcast of unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnncensored English! Where we talk about whatever the hell

We want to talk about. So good morning, good afternoon, good evening, goodnight, to however you are wherever you are, and thank you for joining us.

K: So today I got Edward back on the podcast again, how’s it going man?

E: It’s going quite well thank you.

K: Good Good uh, and today were going to talk about um, we’re kinda going to do an off the cuff, nothing’s really planned here. We’re going to talk about um, we’re going to talk about the recent, I’m going to say this in quotes “Scandal” inside the Canadian government. A lot of my students have been talking about the Canadian prime minister they love him. I don’t know..

E: He’s very handsome apparently. Apparently he’s very handsome.

K: Which is very important for a leader to be handsome.  Right?

E: Apparently… yeah.

K: Anyways he got in trouble, I think  for the first time in his…  his.. what do we call it?

E: His tenure.

K: yeah his tenure.

E: Since becoming prime minister Justin Trudeau has liked to say “sunny ways, sunny ways” and this means like, happy times like, happy times all politicians love each other. And this if the first time his sunny ways have been questioned since he came into power.

K: And it’s really funny what happens, I’m going to put the link in the podcast description so you can just find it and click on it. But essentially there was some kind of parliament meeting or I don’t know what it was, was it a parliament meeting?

E: They were going to vote, in Canada they are trying to pass a bill for assisted dying. So this is a big bill for the Trudeau government and they are kind of on a tight timeline, they don’t have a lot of time to pass this bill. So they were getting ready to vote on this bill.

K: Ok,  And if you click the link or write it into your web browser. There’s a video of some government, I guess he’s a liberal official, he’s trying to get by a few people to vote and people from the opposing party are kind of blocking him. And then you see in the background Justin Trudeau walks over to help the guy get by and while doing so he either … I don’t know it’s hard to see from the video but it doesn’t look like he does anything but apparently  he elbowed one of the other parties female candidates in the boob.

E: Yeah, uh yup that’s about it. He kind of moves his elbow into her but yeah then she said afterwards she is elbowed in the chest. She made it sound like it was very viscious, but you can be the judge when you watch the video, but in Canada right now it is the biggest story on the news, and it’s pretty ridiculous.

K: It’s incredibly ridiculous. I don’t know this is not world news to me… this is world silliness. This is, I should say I like I like to make fun of politicians with my students sometimes, and I can’t say that I know them personally, or that they’re the same in every country in the world I don’t know. But people are paying tax dollars and these guys are elbowing each other in the boobs. .. or not elbowing, it’s all some kind of farce to create some kind of drama inside the parliament right.

E: There’s a lot of acting, and I’m sure in many countries politicians are like this but they pretend that small problems are big problems, they avoid telling the truth when it helps their party to support a lie.  So in this case, I think the opposition recognized they can make Justin Trudeau look bad, by really overreacting. So they are really really milking the situation. Which means they are really trying to make the most of the situation.

K: Yeah I think they milked it really well too, like they, when it happened in the video, you see all the, it’s funny how all the NDP candidates are on one side and the liberal are on the other side, I guess that’s just how the parliament is organized.

E: Yeah that’s where they sit, where they sit in their parties so, so really all the NDP the opposition party they sit in one section. They don’t have a lot of members or parliament in the government now, or in parliament now so. They’re only a small part of the the house.

K: But what you’ll see when this thing happens, is that they all seem to react immediately, almost too quickly like it was planned you know. Like I think if this actually happened people wouldn’t know really so quickly what happened, I would think there would be confusing, not outrage.

E: Right and again that’s the acting, If you just, if you don’t watch the video, and you just hear about the story on the radio. It’s sounds like Justin Trudeau ran across the room, and then viciously elbowed a woman.

K: laughter

E: and the walked away and apologized later. But if you watch the video. What he did was stupid like, just the way he acted he was impatient. He went across the room and he basically broke up the group of people that were slowing things down… and and just tried to rush things along. He got impatient and he was angry, and apparently he also used the f-word so I mean he didn’t behave the way we expect our prime minister to behave but he didn’t run over to the other side and start throwing his elbows around hoping he would hit someone in the chest.

K: No, at most it was like a nudge, an accidental nudge. I don’t know I think the person who is the leader of the country can drop the f-word if it is appropriate. To me it just seems like they’re purposely wasting time. That’s not professional in the first place, so to me how do you deal with non-professional people.

I don’t know, I mean I don’t know how to handle that situation, I mean the whole thing is just dumb.

E: I agree the whole thing is just dumb, and you know like, we are spending time talking about it now because it is a news item.  It’s a big news story in Canada. But a lot of people reporting on it, they recognize it shouldn’t really be a news story like, it shouldn’t be as big of a story as it is, but a funny thing is, you know, a funny thing about it is Justin Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliot Trudeau, he had problems because he used to swear in parliament as well so he got in trouble for it too so it’s like father like son.

K: Yeah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree right?

E: Right so he’s taking after his father, he’s carrying on his father’s legacy of being unprofessional or a bit of a trouble maker in parliament. 

K: I dunno I think I’m down for a few F-bombs in parliament if there in the appropriate places. What was the other thing? There was another video online, I saw it about two weeks ago, it was in the Turkish, in Turky, there was a problem in the Turkish parliament. It was very different, it was basically an all out brawl, did you see that video?

E: I did not see that video… was it worse than the elbow to the chest?

K: No, it’s amazing, it’s amazing you got to watch it hold on. OK so we just watched the video, I’m going to put this link also in the podcast description. But Edward do you want to describe what the video was about?

E: Uh yeah so this is that’s the first time I’ve seen that video. But in the video everything erupts pretty quickly. The fight starts pretty quickly, and uh you just have like ministers of the government jumping over a table to join a brawl that is happening, and then more people joining in. And more people throwing punches left and right, and throwing water.

K: This is a real fight in the parliament building.

E: I feel ashamed as a Canadian too. But no to think of the scandal that we have going on now, it really it looks completely different from what we just watched in the Turkish parliament.

K: And basically they were trying to pass some kind of legislation that would make these people accountable for their actions. I guess they’re fighting each other because they don’t want to be accountable for their own actions.

E: Yeah well obviously I would need to hear more about what the situation was but it seems like they’re angry because they don’t want to be held accountable for criminal actions which sounds pretty ridiculous uh but they don’t want to get in trouble for doing bad things.

K: Yeah but that’s basically what politicians, ahh I mean this is a generalizations but are like dirty diapers, no politicians are like diapers they need to be changed often because their not the most honest of people, I mean I don’t know… why am I doing this ?

E: Laughter

K: A lot of them get caught red handed or get caught trying to manipulate the government you know… use their power in ways they shouldn’t be using it, right.

E: I wonder how many politicians are listening to your podcast?

K: Yeah, fess up guys! Come clean and tell us what you’re doing with our money.

E: Laughter

K: Alright guys so those links are in the podcast descriptions, so watch both videos.  Listen to the podcast again, let me know what you think about the situation. And before we wrap this up Edward we talked about two expression really quickly today they were, milking it meaning

E: to milk something, is to really get everything you can out of a situation. Let’s say I’m a little sick and I decide I can’t go to work tomorrow. Then I decide I can’t go to this birthday party I didn’t want to go to, and then I say I cant go to my wife’s familie’s lunch on Sunday. I’m really milking my, my cold, or my flu or whatever. I’m trying to get as much out of something.

K: You’re milking it. I used to milk it a lot when I was sick at school I just missed a day or two extra I’d say ahhh I don’t need to go to school I’m going to milk this a little longer. And then the other one we did was a popular Justin Trudeau expression which was, Sunny Ways, right.

E: Sunny ways, I believe it was a Canadian politician from many many years ago, Wilfred Laurier, who used this term, I’m not exactly sure it was Laurier. He said sunny ways, like uh greener pastures, or no clouds in the skies, you know you’ve got very positive energy and only good things to come.

K: Alright guys, so listen to the podcast a few times, let it sink in, repetition helps you retain the English that you’re hearing. If you liked it rate us, subscribed to the podcast on itunes. And we’ll catch you next time on the next episode of UNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNCENSORED ENGLISH

May 30, 2016

In this Podcast Keiran's talks about his week, pinatas, and whether pinatas are meant for kids or adults.


Whats up everybody this is Keiran the crazy Canadian, and welcome to another podcast of unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnncensored English! Where we talk about whatever the hell

We want to talk about. So good morning, good afternoon, good evening, goodnight, to however you are wherever you are, and thank you for joining us.

So it’s 11:07 on Sunday night in Montreal, I hope you guys are doing well  and that you had a good weekend. Teaching wise my week was great, I had a few new students, great classes with my regular students. Comedy wise my weekend was a bit rough. I did two shows this week, I did a Wednesday show and a Sunday show. The Wednesday show was tough because there was only 4 audience members and the comic who went on before was more of a professional comic, he’s about 6 years in. He had a fantastic set. Then I went on after him, and I didn’t do as well as he did, nor nearly as close to as well as he did. I tested out a new punch line, it worked, so I was happy about that. For the rest of it it felt like I bombed, so I didn’t do very well. I just did a set tonight, Sunday night, at Macleans open mic downtown. And I was the bullet. The bullet means I was the first comic to go up besides from the host. And the host’s job in comedy is really to warm up in the crowd and keep the show rolling. And the comic who warmed up the crowd I mean he’s a good comic, he’s pretty solid but he did like 3 or 4 minutes it’s not enough time to warm up the crowd. So I felt like I got on to a pretty cold audience. And pretty much the first half of my set no one laughed. That’s not a good feeling.  I plowed through, I got em at the end. But again it wasn’t a great set. And asides from that I had a great weekend, I went to a birthday party. I also watched a new tv series called Preacher, first episode, if you guys like walking dead I think you’re going to like Preacher. Both of them are spinoffs of a comic book, means they are created from loosely from the comic book. It’s pretty violent, a lot of bad language, it’s funny though too, it’s really funny. It’s kinda like walking dead but they make it more comical. So check that out if you want to watch a new tv show, it’s called Preacher it’s on AMC. And yeah I went to a birthday party this weekend, it was my friends birthday he was turning 33. And the year before I went to the same friends birthday and he had a dinosaur pianata. Yeah that’s right we did a dinosaur piñata. And I saw that while I was at the party and I was like this is just silly. We’re all in our thirties and were hitting a piñata.  Then the thing cracks open and we all got some candy and I thought this is so dumb this is for kids.

Last week I went to another party for my daughter, it wasn’t my daughters party, she’s three and half. The girl who’s party it was was six years old, she was turning six.. and they had a piñata. And I saw the piñata, and I remembered the party I went to a year before and I thought now this is where a piñata should be. For kids right. That’s what I thought. Wow was I wrong! Man was I wrong! Kids who are six years old should not be playing with a piñata. When the thing cracked open all the kids went nuts! They turned into animals, they were pushing each other out of the way. Everyone was screaming, and even before that happened it was still a mess. They made a line, so every kid could get in line. And everyone got a turn to hit the piñata, and the birthday girl went first. And she’s hitting it, and she gets a few whacks in, she doesn’t hit it very well. And her mom says ok, ok now, it’s the next person in lines turn. And then she just started balling her eyes out, “but it’s my birthday I want to hit the piñata, it’s not fair!”

And her mom’s like “but sweety everyone is going to get to hit”

“But I’m the one whose birthday it is, why can’t I hit it”

So bawling her eyes out, she was crying, a lot. When you’re bawling your eyes out you’re crying a lot. So then the next boy got to hit it, and there was this other boy, I saw him on the side, he was like this fat kid, and he didn’t care about hitting the piñata, he was just waiting for that thing to crack open cause he knew what was inside. But anyways all the kids got to hit it once, and a few of them got to hit it twice and then finally one of the kids cracked it open, one little boy cracked open the piñata, candy spilled out the kids went nuts, pushing each other, and the fat kid he got a ton of candy. And then the birthday girl was bawling her eyes out again, “I didn’t get enough candy, that boy got more candy then me” then five or six other kids were like “ wahhhhhhh I didn’t get candyyyy”

My daughter only got one thing, it’s actually cause I got it for her.

But they were all bawling their eyes out man. Five or six year old kids are not ready for piñatas. It takes some self-control and the ability to share I guess. So try that out guys, bawling your eyes out. I’ll give you one more example.

“Oh my God did you hear about Jennifer last week?

“No why, what happened to Jennifer?”

“She was walking in the street, and she was looking into a restaurant and she saw her husband kissing another women”

“Oh wow, that’s messed up”

“I know she called me at night and she was bawling her eyes out the whole time, she couldn’t stop crying about it you know, it’s so unfair, she’s such a good woman.

“Yeah I know, I know what you mean” She was bawling her eyes out. Crying uncontrollably. So you know try that, next time your speaking with someone or next time your telling a story. Bawling your eyes out, it’s a fun way to say someone is crying a lot. So I wanted to make a little announcement to my students out there, to my regular students. I officially finished video podcast #8. So if you’re ready for another one let me know. To the itunes listeners I make a video podcast for my committed students, every two weeks or so. Two or three weeks and I officially opened a YouTube channel to promote the uncensored English podcast and I’m going to put up the first three video podcasts. I’m not going to put up more than three, cause it’s something I really do for my committed students who pay for my lessons. You know to show them I’m grateful to them. But check out those three podcasts up there, there really good learning tools, they got good expressions on them and the stories are fun and interesting and let me know what you think. I’m going to wrap up this podcast, it’s pretty late and I got 7 hours of classes tomorrow. But we got some great guests coming on later in the week. On Wednesday I’m doing another podcast with Gabriel and John Rey. Then a week after that I have a podcast with an artist from Montreal named Hannah. And were also going to be doing a podcast with a podcaster from Australia, he’s going to be talking about Australian English, maybe were going to compare Canadian and Australian English. Alright guys so listen to that podcast one more time, write down the expression, try using it in speech with someone you know or with your teacher. Remember rate or review the podcast if you’ve enjoyed it, help us out a little bit. And I’ll catch you next time on the next episode of unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnncensored English!

May 27, 2016

Spring is here and love is in the air. Join Keiran and Sabrina as they discuss common expressions related to romance.


K: What’s up everybody this Keiran the crazy Canadian and welcome to another podcast of unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnncensored English! Where we talk about whatever the hell we want to talk about.  So good morning, good afternoon, good evening, goodnight, to however you are wherever you are, and thank you for joining us. So today, this is officially going to be the first podcast that were recording that will have a transcript. So look out for that in the podcast description. Let’s not waste any time let’s welcome our guest back on here, let’s welcome back to the show Sabrina Rose. Alright whats up Sabrina thanks so much for coming back on.

S: Hey Keiran, it’s great to be back here and with you, how you doing today?

K: I’m doing good I’m doing good how about you?

S: Great, I’m feeling good today.                                     

K: Great, how’s the weather over there today?

S: It’s really nice here today, it’s not so hot, I live in Mexico sooo we get some really hot days right around Spring, Summertime.

K: Yeah today is just the most beautiful day here, you don’t have to have a sweatshirt on, it’s got a little cool breeze, it’s the perfect Spring day.

S: Oh yeah, they say that love is born in Spring and Summer.

K: Yeah! Exactly, exactly. No I had a funny thing happen, this is going to sound a little bit mean but I was walking downtown in Montreal the other day and I went by this girl who was an ex-girlfriend of mine in high school. And it was my first major heartbreak. We had been dating 8 months, and then she broke up with me before the prom. But then I saw her downtown and she didn’t look as good as she used to.

S: Ohhhhh no!

K: I felt like a dodged a bullet you know.

S: Ohhhhhhh, ohhhhhhh. That’s a good idiom there, dodged a bullet.

K: Yeah dodged a bullet, yeah what does dodged a bullet mean?

S: So right, so if someone has a gun and poooh they’re shooting the gun, and the bullet comes out, you want to do in the Matrix and wooooo move away, move out of the way of the bullet, or dodge it. You want to get out of the way of that danger.

K: Yeah and in this sense I’m dodging the bullet because she , it’s kinda mean to say she didn’t look as good as she used to… but I guess some people at a certain point of their lives they stop taking care of themselves and they put on a lot of weight and I dunno….  I’m not attracted to that I guess.

S: Yeah you never know what’s happened to her in her life huh?

K: Yeah it’s true you never know, maybe there was some tragedy… but let’s get back, let’s get back to love right.

S: Yeah love.. ok.

K: So when you think about romance or you think about love are there any common expressions that you’ve used in your life or that you hear often?

S: Oh I have a good one for new love.

K: Ok what is it?

S: Soooo this is something that parents say to kids when they’re in high school or younger, you know um, they say, “ohhhhh it’s just puppy love, it won’t last, make sure to date other people and see other people”. Cause your young and you have to make sure to … talk to a lot of people.

K: that’s uh that’s uh maybe the first or second time you fall for someone is that what you mean?

S: Yeah, like maybe even between younger kids, like 10 years old. You can say “ohhhh it’s so cute, it’s puppy love”.

K: Yeah like when you see those little kindergarteners holding hands and walking in school together.

S: Awwwwwww yess

K: I remember….   This is about the same girl who I just talked about, but when I was in high school, I would take the city bus home from high school. And sometimes I would miss the bus and then I would take the later bus and it would be filled with girls from the private high school.

S: Uh –huh

K: And this is actually how I met my … that same girl, and I remember everytime I would go on that bus my heart would skip a beat because there would be all these beautiful girls on this bus.

S: Ohhhh that’s a good one too, skip a beat.

K: Yeah what do we mean when we say my heart skipped a beat?

S: Yeah so that’s a really great feeling. The same thing happened to me when I first met my husband, just seeing him. Maybe now it’s like ohhh I see him every day.. but at the beginning I would see him and my heart would just stop for a second… and then start beating again.

K: Right

S: You hold your breath in and your heart just *huh* for a second, so it skips the beat. So your heart like *beat* beat* huh… *beat.beat.beat*

K: Right you see a person and you just freeze for a second and you’re like oh my god that person is just like they captivate you or we could also say they take your breath away right?

S: Oh that’s a good one too, yeah.

K: So that happened to you, when was the first time you met your husband or you saw him?

S: Ummmmm about five or six years ago. Yeah but the first time we met each other he was with someone else and I was with someone else and we were introduced kinda as friends


S: But then later we started to be more than just friends.

K: haha right

S: And then that’s when he started to take my breath away.

K: Right, ok ok, great.

S: So I think that’s related to your heart skipping a beat, you just can’t breath for a second.

K: Yeah, maybe your waiting for the call or your just excited for the next date or something like that right?

S: Yup

K: I remember when I met my wife, I was out in Korea, I was teaching in Korea and I went out with a friend. And I saw her at a bar. And I just kept looking at her cause I thought she was beautiful. And then… after we spoke later and her friend had seen me looking at her, and my wife didn’t see me looking at her, like my wife didn’t see me. But her friend had seen me looking at her and her friend went up to her and said “hey you know this guy is staring at you”.

S: Yeah

K: Cause when I saw her she just took my breath away I was like oh my god I have to go talk to her.

S: Yup yup, and then there’s another related expression, her friend could’ve said “Hey I think that guy has the hots for you.

K: Yeah, well I definitely did, and what does that mean have the hots for you?

S: Have the hots for you, you’re going to make me explain this one

K: Yeah

S: Haha, haha Ok so when you really like someone, and this is more like sexual excitation, I don’t know if that’s the right stress on that word. But anyways you get like hot, like hot and bothered it’s this like  feeling of really wanting someone say he has the hots for her, or I have the hots for him.

K: and it’s appropriate for this situation cause we’re in a bar

S: hahahahah

K: and a lot of the time that’s when you get the hots for someone. Cause people go out they make themselves look their best right.

S: yeah, yeah that’s a point.

K: It’s a common place to get the hots for someone.

S: Yeah


S: I have another phrase here that’s similar. This is more British English, they say something like “Hey I think that guy really fancies you”

K: Yeah I can’t say I hear that around hear, it does sound like British English.

S: Yeah we don’t really use that in the US, but it’s very very common in England… and Australia too. We’ll have to find an Australian and ask them

K: Yeah we’ll check that one. You know sometimes when you go out and you meet someone for the first time, or you’re at a party and your talking to someone you don’t know. Sometimes you get nervous, and you kinda stumble on your words.

S: Yeah that’s happened to me.

K: Do you know what the expression for that is, when you’re talking to someone you kinda have a crush on or you have the hots for but you can’t express yourself properly.

S: Ummmm I would say something like your tripping over your words.

K: Right, tripping over your words. I was going to say you could say your tongue tied.

S: Oh tongue tied, that’s a good one. But tripping over your words that’s an idiom too cause your not literally tripping and falling.  But is sure feels like it.

K: Yeah or maybe your tongues almost tripping it’s not getting the words out properly right.

S: Right right.

K: Right. Let’s see do we have another one before we wrap this one up

S: Oh I have one, I have one for the end of a relationship.

K: Ok what is it?

S: So, well it might not be the end of the relationship, but not, I would say every relationship after a certain amount of time is not always perfect. And things can go bad and you can say our relationship is on the rocks.

K: mmmmm yeah. And when we say the relationship is on the rocks we’re kind of umm.. alluding to what? That’s it’s going to end soon?

S: Well it could end soon if you don’t put in a lot of effort into making it better.

K: When I hear that one I kind of imagine like a boat, by the shore line.

S: Mmmm yeah, getting to close to the shore and then crashing into the rocks.

K: Yeah hitting the rocks… and then the relationships is over right?


S: The trip is over.

K: Yeah that’s the end of the fun I guess when the boat this the rocks.

S: We crashed and burned.

K: Fortunately though I haven’t had that experience lately… I dunno if I’ve ever said that…. my relationship is on the rocks. That’s a good thing though.

S: Yeah that’s a good thing. Yeah you don’t want your relationship to be on the rocks.

K: Yeah especially when you have kids.

S: No no, and especially if you still want to be with that person. You want things to be like smooth sailing.

K: Ok I got one more, let’s do one more and then let’s wrap it up here. Sometimes maybe you go out with your girlfriends or I’m out with my friends and you hear someone say “I met this new girl or guy and I’m head over heels in love with him”

S: Ohhh that’s a good one.

K: yeah head over heels.

S: Yeah I like that one, so when you’re really in love with someone.

K: You can’t stop thinking of someone, everything you see reminds you of them.

S: Where does that expression come from, why do we say that? Head over heels?

K: Head over heels, well.. I think we’re going down the dirty road again.

S: OH no! I wasn’t thinking that.

K: That’s what I think about

S: Oh man!

K: When you’re head of heels in love … maybe that’s when your heels over head I dunno.

S: It’s just I dunno like. Like Alice in Wonderland, like everything is upside down, everything is turned around, everything is new and fresh and exciting.

K: Right, or maybe it’s that your so in love with someone it’s like you can’t think straight.

S: Mmmmm yeah, so your head is where your feet are, your feet are where you head are * is

K: Yeah, exactly.

S: Where your head are

K: Where you head is right.


S: See even native speakers make mistakes

K: Yeah, that’s a huge thing. You know when I’m teaching my students I tell them make as many mistakes, don’t feel bad about the mistakes because even if you listen to these English podcasts every once in a while you hear the podcast host just flub their word….. everybody gets tongue tied right?

S: Tongue tied, yup, everyone gets tongue tied once in a while.

K: Ok, so Sabrina thanks so much for helping us again with these idioms and expressions.

S: Yeah great to be here again with you Keiran.

K: Alright you have a good one and we’ll talk soon.

S: Alright bye,

K: Ciao

K: Alright guys that’s the end of the podcast on romance related expressions.  I’m not going to review them this time. You listen to the podcast again 2 or 3 more times. It will help you retain what you’ve learned. And remember if you’ve found this useful, if you’ve enjoyed the podcast. Then subscribe to us on Itunes and rate it. Rating it really helps us more up in the rankings. And we’ll catch you next time, on the next episode of UNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNCENSORED ENGLISH!

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