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  • Welcome to English at the Movies.

  • American Classics.

  • Where We teach You American English.

  • Heard at the movies.

  • The 1980 movie Airplane uses humorous situations and like sounding words to tell the story of an airplane flight while on their way to Chicago.

  • The pilot copilot and some of the passengers develop food poisoning.

  • Passenger Ted Striker.

  • Ah, former fighter pilot has memories of a failed military operation.

  • He is called on to land the plane by another passenger.

  • Dr.

  • Rumack, Listen for the words.

  • Don't call me Shirley.

  • Both pilots.

  • Can you fly this plane and land it?

  • Mhm.

  • Surely you can't be serious.

  • I am serious.

  • And don't call me Shirley.

  • Doctor, I've checked everyone.

  • Mr.

  • Strikers.

  • The only one.

  • What flying experience have you had?

  • I flew single engine fighters in the Air Force.

  • But this plane has four engines.

  • What do you think?

  • Don't call me Shirley.

  • Means is it surely is a female name or it is a play on words.

  • Both pilots.

  • Can you fly this plane and land it?

  • Okay.

  • Surely you can't be serious.

  • I am serious.

  • And don't call me Shirley.

  • Don't call me.

  • Surely is a play on words Dr Rumack acts as if striker meant surely a proper noun, but he meant surely an adverb.

  • In the end, Striker does land the plane, and surely that's English at the movies.

  • I'm Dorothy Gundy.

Welcome to English at the Movies.

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English @ the Movies: Don't call me 'Shirley'

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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