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Transcript PHOEBE: Listen, Robert’s going to be here any second A so, could one of

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PHOEBE: Listen, Robert’s going to be here any second A so, could one of you just tell him 1 ?

ROSS: Oh.

PHOEBE: Please, right now, no, ev- ery time I see him 2 it’s like ‘is it on the loose B + PIC , is it watching me?’

CHANDLER: We can’t tell him, you

can’t go up to a guy C + 4 you barely know

and talk about his

stuff II .

ROSS: He’s right, even if it’s to say some- thing complementary D .

ROBERT: Hey!

PHOEBE: Hey.

ROBERT: So are ready for the gym 5 ? They’ve got this 6 new rock climbing E + PIC wall, we can spot F + PIC each other 7 .

PHOEBE: No, I can spot G you from here.

ROBERT: What?

PHOEBE: Okay, listen Robert

ROSS: Hey, don’t we have to

CHANDLER: Yeah, we got, um-hmm.

PHOEBE: Umm, I think you’re really, really great

ROBERT: Oh God! Here we go again H . Why does this keep happening to me? Is

Vocabulary

A. any second: something will happen

now. >> the train will arrive any second.

B. (to be) on the loose: to be uncon-

tained and possibly dangerous >> the lion escaped from the zoo and is on the loose.

C. go up to someone: to approach

someone. >> he went up to the girl and

asked for her phone number.

D. complementary: the act of saying

good things to someone about their appearance, work etc. Verb : to compli-

ment >> she complimented him for his excellent work.

E. rock climbing: the sport of climbing

rock walls, cliffs, commonly done in- doors too.

F. to spot somone(1): in sports activi-

ties ‘to spot’ is to assist someone in an activity. (lifting weights, rock climbing)

G. to spot somone(2): to see, notice.

H. here we go again: expression used

to say that something is very typical, generally used for negative scenarios.

I. put something out there: used to

talk about subtle energies a person

exhibits (double meaning explained in cultur-

al notes). >> he is putting out a negative vibe at work.

J. nuts: crazy (double meaning explained in

cultural notes).

hippopotomus on the loose

(double meaning explained in cultural notes). hippopotomus on the loose spotting someone at the gym indoor

spotting someone at the gym

(double meaning explained in cultural notes). hippopotomus on the loose spotting someone at the gym indoor

indoor rock climbing

(double meaning explained in cultural notes). hippopotomus on the loose spotting someone at the gym indoor
Transcript it something I I I I’m putting out there I + P I C

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it something III I’m putting out there I + PIC ? Is this my fault? Or am I just nuts J+

IV ?

PHOEBE: I-I-I-I-I don’t know, I don’t know what to say.

GUNTHER: Hey buddy, this is a family place, put the mouse back in the house 8

+ PIC .

Pronunciation

1. could one of you just tell him:

coo-wun-ov you jus-tell-im

2. every time I see him:

every time I see-yim

3. Is it on the loose?:

iz-id-on-the loose?

4. You can’t go up to a guy:

you-cant-go-up-du-a-guyˌ

5. So are you ready for the gym:

so you ready-fo-the gymˌ

6. They’ve got this:

thay-gaw-thisˌ

7. We can spot eachother:

we-kin-spod eachotherˌ

8. put the mouse back in the house:

puh-the mouse ba-kin-the houseˌ

References

putting out

energy

mouse ba-kin-the houseˌ References putting out energy a mouse in the house (literally) I. Is it

a mouse in the house (literally)

putting out energy a mouse in the house (literally) I. Is it on the loose, is

I. Is it on the loose, is it watching me? :

Phoebe is using vocabulary that sounds like Robert’s genitals are like a predator hunting her.

II. his

‘stuff ’ to avoid descriptive language (penis)

stuff: Chandler uses the word

III. something I’m putting out there:

The joke is that Robert is literally ‘put- ting something out there’.

IV. or am I just nuts?: Nuts is also an- other informal way to say testicles.