Fun Easy English Classroom November 5


Learn American
English slang
beginning with
letter U
Slang Letter U

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter U.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter U

Today learn slang beginning with the letter U.
Slang Definition Usage
umpteen countless You bought umpteen pairs of shoes this year.
uncle you quit If you say uncle, this fight is over.
up happy and cheerful He has been up ever since he met his new girlfriend.
upchuck vomit He had to upchuck because he drank too much alcohol.
uptight anxious Try not to be uptight about your new job.
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From YOUR Teacher: Uptight

When someone is considered to be uptight they are generally anxious or nervous.
Video: Green Day "Uptight"
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987. This is their song "Uptight" with lyrics written in English and in Spanish.
Lyrics: Green Day "Uptight"
I woke up on the wrong side of the floor.
Made, made my way through the front door.
Broke my engagement with myself.
Perfect picture of bad health, another notch scratched on my belt.
The future just ain't what it used to be.

I got a new start on a dead end road.
Peaked, peaked out on reaching new lows.
Owe, I paid off all my debts to myself.
Perfect picture of bad health, another notch scratched on my belt.
The future's in my living room.

Uptight, I'm a nag with a gun.
All night, suicide's last call.
I've been uptight all night.
I'm a son of a gun.
Uptight I'm a nag with a gun.
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