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Colorful Beef

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At the beginning of todays oral class,my foreign teacher sitting at the table gazed at us,with an expression of open dismay and said:I have beef with my roommate this morning.

"Wow,hearty breakfast! I whispered to my deskmate.Instead of agreeing with me,she shook her head and said:"No!Mr.Smith means that he was in a disagreement with his roommate.Cannt you see his frustration?

I turned my eyes to Mr.Smith,as usual,he was a pleasant-looking young fellow,he had the sandy hair which he kept neatly cut and combed,but obviously,he had sadness shown on his face.As Mr.Smith was confused by his relationship with his roommate,I was at a loss for the word beef .

After the class,I looked it up in the dictionary,and found lots of interesting things. Beef is not only the culinary name for meat from cattle,it can also serves as a verb and be used in oral English.For example,“Were not cool right now cuz hes beefing with my folks.Here,"beef  with sb."means having an argument with sb,just like my foreign teacher and his roommate."He would have been off the parole next month,but he picked up a new beef."Here,beef means a criminal charge."The skater really beefed",here,I think beefplay a very interesting role,which means hit the ground hard.The phrase beef upmeans improve,for example,"Aerobic exercise could beef up ones memory."

I was very happy to find out the colorful beef,maybe the next time when I was about to eat beef,I can not bear to munch them!

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Reply Report 奔跑的卤蛋 2014-5-24 18:07
ColinSpeakman: The different meanings of beef.. Really give you food for thought!      Nice  to see these kinds of posts!
   Thanks for your encouragement!!I am a glutton who interested in finding the "secrets" of delicious food!

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  • A Weird Snack 2014-5-25 23:27

    You will need to come up with a catchy name for it!

  • Colorful Beef 2014-5-24 18:07

    ColinSpeakman: The different meanings of beef.. Really give you food for thought!      Nice  to see these kinds of posts!
       Thanks for your encouragement!!I am a glutton who interested in finding the "secrets" of delicious food!

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