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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    Hi,


    Recently, in the UK radio, i hear this adjective quite a lot: pouring? polling?
    i guess the meaning is awful or disgusting.
    But i'm not sure the exact word.


    pls listen to this lady said it at 5:17.

    https://youtu.be/3jLGTX_C488?t=5m14s


    could you give me some light??


    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    The word she uses is appalling, which has that meaning, though the first syllable does appear to have been swallowed.

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    #3

    Re: popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by sayor View Post
    Hi,


    Recently, on British radio, I have heard this adjective quite a lot: pouring? polling?
    I guess the meaning is awful or disgusting.
    But i'm not sure the exact word.


    Please listen to this. The woman said it at 5:17.

    https://youtu.be/3jLGTX_C488?t=5m14s


    Could you shed some light?


    thanks.
    "UK" is a noun - a place name. "British" is an adjective - a nationality. It would be more natural to use "British" in that sentence.

    "Lady" is correct, but "woman" is usually more widely acceptable, at least here in the US.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 15-May-2016 at 22:32.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    Write I hear this adjective quite a lot. When it's preceded by recently and describing an ongoing or repeated situation, the main verb should be in the present simple. Don't write Recently, I heard this adjective quite a lot.​ That's incorrect.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    "Lady" is correct, but "woman" is usually more widely acceptable, at least here in the US.
    It's much the same in the UK.

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    #6

    Re: popular spoken word, but not sure the meaning

    Sayor, please check your member profile. It says that your native language is Chinese but that your home country (where you grew up) is Afghanistan. That's quite unusual.
    Hopefully, now that you live in the UK, you will get better and better at listening comprehension as you are surrounded by the English language at all times.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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