Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei. And hello, I'm Rob. Rob, I'm having a bit of trouble with my computer... What, again! What's the problem this time? Well, I've written the script for this programme, but it won't save. And I can't print it out - this computer just does not work. Can you fix it? Let me have a pop at it. A pop? Are you going to make it explode? That's a bit extreme, Rob. Don't worry, Feifei. If I have a pop at something, I just mean I'll try and do it - so I'll have a go doing something, like fixing your computer... Right! Okay, Rob, have a pop then. But just don't delete all my work. Don't worry, Feifei, I would never do that, would I? Let's hear some more examples of the phrase while I sort this out... I'm going to have a pop at doing this online application for a passport - Apparently it's really easy. We had a pop at making a cake but we baked it for too long and it burnt! Why not have a pop at yoga? I've heard it's good for your mind, body and soul. This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking about the phrase 'have a pop', which means to try something. So, Rob, you've had a pop at fixing my computer... any luck? Ermm, not exactly. Everything seems to have disappeared from the screen. Let me look... No! You have deleted my script. Hmm, Rob, did you know that 'have a pop' has another meaning? Oh yeah, what's that? To 'have a pop' also means to criticise or even to try and hit someone. And I'm going to have a pop at you for losing my script. Hold... hold on, Feifei. If we don't have a script, we won't know what will happen next. I think the listeners know, Rob, don't they? Bye. Bye. Ouch!