August 31, 2014 - Word of the Day: bling
Normally, the word of the day section of the website is for ordinary words that my students have trouble with. Today, however, I'll show you how to use a relatively new slang word for jewelry and expensive accessories. It's good to learn about slang words because you hear them used in movies and in popular music.
Nice grill! (grill: flashy dental work on the front teeth)
- Paul Wall is known for wearing a lot of bling.
- Wow! Check out the bling on that guy!
- If you wear too much bling, you might attract the attention of thieves.
- Denise doesn't like guys who wear a lot of bling. She's more interested in men who are conservative.
- Nick put a lot of bling into his car.
Bling can take the form of chains, big crosses, earrings, belts, rings, sunglasses, wristwatches--anything that is metal, flashy and attracts attention can be considered bling.
Note: Be careful when using slang in conversation. If it sounds unnatural or phony, people might laugh upon hearing you use it.
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