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  • Hello, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Welcome to a lesson about a bad word.

  • No, it's not a bad word.

  • The word is "bitch", and if you look in your dictionary, it means a female dog.

  • I'm going to have to give you a disclaimer for this one: I'm going to teach you about

  • a word that we use in English, and some people think it's a bad word.

  • I'll teach you just how bad the word is.

  • But we should go over one more time the pronunciation...

  • Of pronunciation of the word "bitch".

  • So, a lot of the times, we-maybe you-say "bitch", but you want to say "beach".

  • So, when you go to the ocean and there's waves, and you want to say the word "beach", maybe

  • you say "bitch".

  • So the pronunciation of this word is very fast, so you're going to say "bitch".

  • The place that's very relaxing with the ocean, we have to elongate the "e" sound.

  • It is not two syllables.

  • It is one syllable, and it's: "beeeeech".

  • It's a very long "e" sound.

  • The spelling, of course, is: "b-e-a-c-h", but the pronunciation, we take out the "a"

  • and make it a very, very long "e" sound.

  • So, one is "beach" and one is "bitch".

  • You can practice your pronunciation by saying...

  • Pronunciation by saying...

  • [Laughs] Yeah.

  • "There were many bitches at the beach."

  • Good.

  • So that means, hey, guess what?

  • I went to the beach on Saturday and there were so many female dogs around.

  • I was like: "Where are the boy dogs?"

  • It was like bitches at the beach on Saturday.

  • So let's dive in... Right into this.

  • I'm going to teach you what this means in real life, which means slang.

  • So, if you look in a dictionary, a bitch is a female dog.

  • Story.

  • I have a dog, it's a boy.

  • I went to a very wonderful old lady's house, and she said: "Where's my bitch?"

  • And I: "Wha-? What? What?" She's Scottish.

  • She said: "Where's my bitch?" I'm like: "Oh my god.

  • She just said 'bitch'.

  • This is fantastic.

  • Who's your bitch, Margaret?"

  • And then I realized she was talking about her dog.

  • So I was like: "Oh. People actually use the word to mean female dog?"

  • I was surprised.

  • I thought she was talking about her nasty co-worker, but apparently it's still used today.

  • So if it's a boy dog it's called a stud-oh yeah-but if it's a female dog it's actually

  • still called bitch, along with any canine.

  • So a wolf girl is called a bitch.

  • Perfect.

  • Good.

  • So, the way we use it does not mean female dog in slang.

  • Whew.

  • It means many things.

  • As a noun, it implies that the person is selfish, unpleasant, lewd which means rude sexually,

  • or downright nasty.

  • Nasty means they're not nice or they're very mean.

  • So, example, I can say:

  • "Oh my god, I was such a bitch to Bob. I'm sorry, Bob, I was such a bitch to you",

  • which means I was kind of nasty or mean.

  • Such a nasty woman.

  • Maybe you're having a bad day or I was having a bad day, and Bob or someone came to me and said:

  • "Hey, Ronnie." I'd be like: "What!? What do you want!?"

  • Kind of like a dragon lady kind of thing, but if you are a bitch to someone it means

  • you're not nice to them, you're mean or you're sharp with them.

  • If you guys watch jail dramas, like Prison Break or Oz-aw, what a great show-you will

  • hear things like: "He's my bitch."

  • And, again, you're like: "He's a dog that's a girl?"

  • No.

  • He's a bitch means a man is submissive,

  • "Submissive" is the opposite of dominant.

  • So if you are submissive, you do what people tell you to do.

  • If somebody said: "Hey, Ronnie. Go get me a beer."

  • I'd say: "Hey. Guess what, Bob?

  • I'm not your bitch. Get your own beer."

  • So submissive means you do what people tell you.

  • In jail, if he's my bitch and I'm a man, it means that he does anything that I want him to do.

  • Yes, even that.

  • Many times.

  • So: "He's my bitch" means he's submissive.

  • I am higher than he is.

  • Ladies: "I'm not your bitch."

  • Try it. Say it.

  • We also use it to mean things that were unpleasant.

  • For example, if you took the IELTS exam, you can say:

  • "Oh my god, the IELTS exam was such a bitch."

  • It means it was unpleasant or very, very difficult to do, which exams are, that's why they're exams.

  • We can also talk about people being a "two-faced bitch".

  • This means-hi, Vanessa-that you have a friend

  • who maybe tells your friends something bad

  • about you, and then to your face is friendly to you.

  • So it's like they have two faces, one is bitchy face or nasty face, and one is friendly face.

  • So you can tell this person a two-faced bitch.

  • Now, a problem that we have, when you guys try to learn the word "bitch" is you think

  • that a bitch is only a woman.

  • Hmm, guess what?

  • If you're in jail, mm-mm, you're not a woman, you can be a bitch.

  • So, a lot of people think that "bitch" means prostitute.

  • It does.

  • A prostitute is a woman or a man who sells their body for sex.

  • So, we do use this word "bitches and hoes", okay?

  • You'll hear it a lot in rap music.

  • Guys in rap music will say: -"Yo, bitch."

  • -"Excuse me?

  • I am not your bitch. Ice T Dog."

  • Okay?

  • So, we think that bitch only means women, but we use it for men, too.

  • So, guys, guess what?

  • You're not off the hook.

  • My favourite way to use this is as an adjective.

  • So, you can say: "Oh my god, I am" or "I was so bitchy yesterday".

  • Ladies, maybe you're having your period;

  • gentlemen, maybe you're just in a bad mood and you are super bitchy.

  • This means you are not a nice person.

  • So we use it as an adjective.

  • Maybe you have children and they go: "Hey, mommy, mommy", and you're like: "What!?"

  • You are very, very bitchy or you am...

  • You am...

  • [Laughs] I am or I was so bitchy.

  • You can say he was so bitchy.

  • It means that, again, these people are unpleasant.

  • Maybe you answer very quickly, and you're like: "No!"

  • This means you are bitchy.

  • Normally if I'm feeling bitchy, I know this and I go:

  • "Ronnie, you're pretty bitchy today. You need to relax."

  • On a positive note, you can say something was "bitchin'".

  • "Bitchin'".

  • So, "bitchy" is an adjective, as well as "bitchin'".

  • It's slang.

  • So, maybe you'd recognize it if I put a "g", dunh-dunh-dunh-dunh.

  • But if something was bitchin', it means it was really, really fantastic.

  • So you can say: "Ronnie, that lesson was bitchin'."

  • I learned so much.

  • It was amazing.

  • So this is actually a positive word that we use the word "bitchin'".

  • You might hear this...

  • Oh, there's a really cool song, it's called: "Son of a Bitch" by a band.

  • I don't know who it is.

  • Love it though.

  • And "son of a bitch" is an insult.

  • So you can say to someone, usually a man because it's a son: "You're a son of a bitch."

  • Or we say this when we're mad, we're like: "Oh, son of a bitch!"

  • I don't use it a lot.

  • I have other beautiful words that I like to use, but you will hear it a lot.

  • On TV probably they still can't say "son of a bitch".

  • Come on, TV, lighten up.

  • One thing that's really good about TV and movies is I don't know if you guys have seen

  • the movie Twilight, I don't know if you know a girl named Kristen Stewart.

  • She's an actress, obviously.

  • She was married or boyfriend or girlfriend with that guy that smelled bad apparently.

  • I don't know his name, but they were both in Twilight and he has...

  • I don't think he's very handsome.

  • I don't know his name.

  • Anyways, Kristen Stewart has what Hollywood likes to call "resting bitch face".

  • So: "resting bitch face" means when your face is not smiling or mad or you have no expression

  • on your face, your face is resting, it means that you look like you're nasty or unpleasant

  • or selfish.

  • So your face doesn't look friendly.

  • Your face, it looks like you are a bitch.

  • Now, I think I have this for sure.

  • This is why I have to smile all the time.

  • But sometimes I don't want to smile, so I'm like: "Err."

  • Maybe I look like I want to kill people, but the resting bitch face is very famous in Hollywood

  • because there's lots of bitches in Hollywood, both male and female.

  • So, if you want to learn about the verb "to bitch", I'll do it for you.

  • Okay, so as we use it as a verb, "to nag", "nag" is an old word.

  • It means complain.

  • So a while...

  • A long time ago, we would say: "My mom always nags me."

  • We don't say that now.

  • We say: "My mom always bitches at me."

  • Do you have a mom?

  • I have a mom.

  • When I was growing up, my mom would always bitch at me to do my homework, clean my room,

  • do the dishes, do this, do this, do this.

  • -"Do this, do this."

  • -"Mom, I just want to sit in my room and listen to music."

  • So, if someone always bitches at you, they always complain or tell you what to do.

  • Again, it could be a man or a female, male or female.

  • Also, this is all rude.

  • Yes, this is rude.

  • Okay?

  • It's slang.

  • You can say nag or complains. Okay?

  • You can say: "They bitched about my lesson."

  • Well, hold on, I said that.

  • So sometimes people in comments say: "Oh my god, Ronnie, I didn't like your lesson."

  • And I go: "Yeah, I don't care."

  • Oh. So if someone bitches about something you've done or you do, they're complaining.

  • Right?

  • If you have children or if you have a friend, or a boyfriend, or girlfriend, maybe they

  • bitch about the day.

  • They're like: "Oh my god, I'm so bored.

  • This is boring. I'm cold. I'm hot."

  • You can say to the person: "Hey. Stop bitching.

  • Everyone feels the same way."

  • So, "to bitch" as a verb means you complain a lot.

  • So, I hope you enjoyed my lesson.

  • And I have one story to tell you.

  • True story, because I don't lie.

  • Or do I?

  • My friend and I were at a bar, and we...

  • She knew a guy that was from her work.

  • I had just met this fellow, and he was leaving and on the way out he said: "Later, bitches."

  • I almost died.

  • So, the moral of the story is:

  • This word "bitch" is a slang word, but you sure as hell do not

  • go to a girl or a boy who you do not know or who you have just met and call them a bitch.

  • If you do that you're going to get bitch slapped, which means you get slapped across the face.

  • So, please understand how to use the word properly, and then you can call people bitches.

  • Later, bitches.

Hello, ladies and gentlemen.

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    陳怡雯 posted on 2017/05/10
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