This weekend I took my daughter to her first skating lesson, the problem I had with her lesson is a problem a lot of people have with language schools and one you won't have learning online. We also look at some useful phrasal verbs with "slip".
Hey, everyone. How's it going? Welcome to the Uncensored English Podcast for January the 23rd of Monday. How was your weekend? How was your motherfucking weekend? Was it good? Was it average? Was it bad? Was it sad? Was it lonely? Hopefully it wasn't. Mine was a lot of fun. Saturday I had a great time. We did the Uncensored English Study Skills Meetup Group in Montreal in person at Yellow Door Café. It was a lot of fun there. There were six people there. Then, Sunday we did the Uncensored English Meetup in the morning. Then, I just got back from my daughter's skating lessons.
And going to these skating lessons to me is a really good reminder of why in my opinion it's always better to learn if you can with a private tutor. My daughter was in the level two of the skating class. Level one is basically for people who can't even stand on skates, and then once you get to the point where you can stand and maybe skate a little bit, you move to level two. She can do that, so she technically should be in level two. The class was eight kids and she was by far the weakest kids, which is okay. My problem with the class was that there's eight kids and two teachers, and the teachers are just really inattentive. By inattentive, I mean she's not getting enough attention.
I watched all the classes in the last session too when she was in level one, and those teachers were fantastic. They were very attentive to all the kids. It's not that she's in the wrong level, it's just that I don't like the teachers. Of course, you don't have that problem when you're learning English or French or Spanish or Italian or whatever online, because if you have a bad teacher, then you can just cut them out of your life. It's a little tougher for me to do that. I noticed the level one class which happens the same time as my daughter's level two class, the teachers are way better. All the kids are at the same level as my daughter, so I think I'm going to try to move her down to level one just because the teachers seem to be better.
Anyways, enough of me ranting about how I'm unhappy about my daughter's lessons. Today we're going to talk about a very useful phrasal verb, or actually three very useful phrasal verbs with the verb slip. We're going to talk about slip out, slip into and slip by. We're going to start right away with slip out. So I want you guys to think about this. Have you ever been at a party and just really sucked, and it was really boring? It was very dull, and maybe you just didn't connect with the people. You wanted to leave, but you felt kind of uncomfortable leaving, because getting up and leaving would be so much more exciting than everything that is happening, that it would draw attention to yourself. Then, you got to tell people why you're leaving, but you don't really have a reason why you're leaving. You just want to get out of it because it's so boring. This is what we call slipping out. You want to slip out, you want to leave somewhere discretely.
A while ago I used to go to party with friends, you know. You're always kind of like a team when you're at party with friends. Let's say, "Okay, let's go meet those people over there, or let's go talk to these people." You tell your friend, "Look, I got to a few minutes, so if you want at ride home, you're going to have to come with me." Whenever I was at a party with some people, and I mean with a few friends, and I wasn't having a good time and I was the one who was driving, I would tell me friend, be like, "Look man, as soon as I get a chance, as soon as people are distracted, I'm going to slip out and get out of here." Which means of course I'm going to leave discretely so nobody notices. Then, I'm going to go to a more fun place.
So do you ever do that? Do you ever have slip out of a party, or slip out of a family dinner, or slip out of some kind of commitment that you have? You're at some kind of activity, and you to leave, but you don't want to draw attention to yourself so you got to do it discretely. What do you have to slip out of? Of course, slipping out of something can also mean to get out of your clothes. I'm going to slip out of these pants as soon as I get home and get into my comfy pajamas. I never say that, because I'm always wearing my pajamas unless I go outside of the house. I generally don't slip out of my clothes very often because I'm always in my comfy clothes.
All right. The next one we're going to do is slipped into, to slip into something. I generally used to slip into a lot of movies when I was younger. Again, slip into is a lot like slip out. It's doing something discretely. When we were younger, when I was 16, 17, 18, what we used to do is we'd go to a movie. You go, you pay to see your movie. Maybe some Star Wars movie when was 18. Then, after the movie was over, we would slip into another movie and not pay for it. We'd get the old two for the price of one discount. We weren't supposed to do it, but it's pretty easy to slip into an extra movie when you go to the movies. You just go into the next movie and nobody knows, because they never check your ticket once you passed the entrance of a movie theater. They only check your ticket at the front. You can really slip into three or four movies and just spend the whole day there. Probably you wouldn't get caught.
What about you guys? You guys ever slip into anything? Have you ever slipped into a bar when the bouncer wasn't looking, maybe before you were 18? You slipped into the bar because you weren't old enough to be there and you knew you were going to get carded? Actually, I think those are the only two places I've ever slipped into. A bar and ... No. I'm wrong. I've slipped into a bar. I've slipped into a movie theater, and I've slipped into a section of a sports stadium that wasn't supposed to sit in. I just say there was an empty seat and my tickets weren't as good, so I slipped in when the security guy wasn't watching. That was fun. I don't regret it because I got a good seat, and hey, no one was sitting there so nobody lost. It was a win-win. Okay, so slip out, to leave discretely. Slipped into or to slip into a movie theater is to sneak into the next movie. You slip into the theater when on one's looking.
Then, we're going to do one more which is slip by. Shit, my dog's barking. You hear that? Hold on a second. I'm going to stop it. All right. The dog's quiet now. The last one we're going to do is slip by. Slip by is a phrasal verb we use to say time has passed quickly. It's really similar to saying time flies, but we can use it in a few little different instances. For example, I remember one time I had a date. This was when I was in university. I was supposed to meet my date at ... I don't know. Let's say 7:30 p.m. at night or something at the subway station. I was just sitting at home watching some TV, having a drink when my phone rang and it was my date. She's like, "Hey, where are you? I'm at the subway station." I was like, "Oh, whoa. What time is it?" She's like, "It's 7:40. You were supposed to be here 10 minutes ago." Then, I said, "Oh, man, I'm sorry. I guess time just slipped by. Time just slipped by really fast."
I feel like everyday or every year it just feels like time is slipping by faster and faster. You know? You wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror, and you just look a little bit older, a little bit uglier. You know? You ever feel like time is slipping by too fast? That's it guys. Slip by to mean time is moving fast. You better watch out or your life will slip by. It will go by very quickly. All right, guys that's the end of this podcast.
Again, I'm going to recap. We did slip out, to leave a party discretely or to leave a place discretely. You could slip out of a class while your teacher is not looking. Then, we did slipped into, to slip into a bar means to go in or to sneak into the bar so that the security or the management or whoever doesn't see you. We can also say that people sneak into stores and steal things when nobody's looking, or the robbers slipped into the bank by the back entrance and robbed the bank. To slip in or to slip into means to sneak into someplace or to go in there probably when you usually don't have permission, just like I used to slip into movie theaters. Lastly again, to slip by. Time slips by very quickly everyday. The older you get, the more it seems time is just slipping by, time is just slipping away.
All right, guys. That's the end of the podcast. I know I haven't had any guests on recently, but we got a few lined up for this week. We have a new guest, my friend, Julian who's in Mexico. He's a French teacher. He's a native English speaker. He's going to be a lot of fun. We're going to talk about parties. We're going to talk about traveling. We're going to just get to know him. We've got Anna coming back on soon. We've got Max coming on. We've got Edward coming on. We got a lot of great topics for you. I just want to let you guys know on Sunday, we're going to do the Uncensored English Café, and we're going to be talking about what The Donald being elected, coming into power, means for the rest of us. Are we all going in the wrong direction? Who knows? Join that conversation on Sunday. I'll catch you on the next episode of Uncensored English.