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  1. This restaurant is for . They don't use any meat in their food
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785 Things Bought

Shona talks about the items she recently bought on a shopping trip.

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done a spot

I went to Ikea, of all places, and done a spot of shopping.

'Done a spot' refers to how Shona has done a little of something (in this case shopping).

Notice the following:

  1. I went to the library and did a spot of reading.
  2. She said that she had been to the school and did a spot of teaching.

people who are a bit crazy

You have it with milk, or some people, who are a bit crazy, have it with orange juice.

'People who are a bit crazy' means those people who are different from what would be considered to be normal.

Notice the following:

  1. I always seem to befriend people who are a bit crazy.
  2. The town is full of people who are a bit crazy and wacky.

vegetarians and vegans

Is that for vegetarians and vegans?

'Vegetarians and vegans' are the terms used for people who do not eat certain types of food. Vegans do not eat any type of animal products, including eggs, milk or cheese. Vegetarians will not eat meat, but they may eat cheese or milk.

Notice the following:

  1. I cook special meals for vegetarians and vegans. 
  2. I think there is a special school of cookery that vegetarians and vegans can go to.

allergic to milk

They're allergic to milk.

When you are 'allergic to milk,' it means that your body will have a negative reaction if you eat or drink milk. People can be allergic to foods with different intensities, and eating foods that you are allergic to can cause many different problems, including skin rashes, difficulty breathing or even death.

Notice the following:

  1. The doctor says that he thinks I might be allergic to milk.
  2. There are other things that you can use as a milk substitute if you are allergic to milk.

a big one

You said you went to furniture store, was it a big one?

'A big one' means something that is larger than normal.

Notice the following:

  1. I want to go on holiday this year, and I want to make it a really big one.
  2. If you cut me a slice of cake, please make sure that you cut me a really big one!

 

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