Watching Daytime Talk Shows
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day off – a day when one has permission to not work, although it would normally be one’s workday * Could you help me fix my car on your day off?
daytime talk show – a television show that has a host who speaks with many different guests on a particular topic usually related to family, romantic relationships, lifestyle choices, alcoholism, eating disorders, or related topics * Oprah is one of the most popular daytime talk shows ever.
you’ve got to be kidding – a phrase used when what one hears from another person seems ridiculous, very surprising, and unbelievable * You’re going to major in music performance? You’ve got to be kidding! You’re a horrible singer.
to book (someone) – to schedule a date and time when someone will perform or participate in a show at a particular place * Which band are you going to book for your wedding?
loser – a person who has had little or no success in life and has no hope for a successful future; someone who is not respected for his or her accomplishments * Brock isn’t a loser! He has failed a few times in what he’s tried to do, but that is because of bad luck.
exhibitionist – a person who does very strange or unusual things because he or she likes to be noticed by other people * Melissa is an exhibitionist who wears wild clothing and has a wild hairdo. She likes it a lot when other people stare at her.
attention – when someone concentrates on another person or thing by listening, watching, considering, and thinking about him, her, or it * Students, please pay attention. This is important.
human drama – relationships between two or more people with a lot of excitement and extreme emotions, often more than seems necessary or good * Whenever our family gets together for the holidays, there’s always too much human drama and people end up crying before the day is over.
tragedy – something that is very sad, often because of a death * Romeo and Juliet is her favorite Shakespearian tragedy.