Jessica: Hey, Todd!
Jessica: I'm going to tell you about my wax museum story. So, I would go with my little host brother, Javi, on our little dates because he never went into the city, although he lived really very close to the city, he would just never go into Madrid. So, he was always wanting to go, so I would, you know, pack him along and, "Alright, where do you want to go?" and he wanted to go the wax museum one day.
So we go to this wax museum, and we were by
ourselves in this creepy old building, and it was
really dark, and there were like a lot of wax,
like figures everywhere, and they're full size,
and you can actually touch them and take your
picture with them. But the lighting, it was low
lighting, so it was really dark, and it was kind
of scaring him, you know, cause, at the time, he
was like ten or something. So he was going up to
all the wax figures and like saying something to
them, just to try to like combat his like fear,
he'd be like, "Oh, you're ugly!" or "Oh, look at
the hair on your head!" and things like that. So
he was insulting all of them, you know, as you do
when you are little, and so he went up to this one
not realizing it was a real man, cause the man was standing absolutely still. He wasn't
moving at all, and he was like, "And you!" and the
guy said, "What about me?" And I swear to God,
Javi screamed like a little girl and ran
at me, and I was like, "I'm sorry, señor. He didn't
mean anything by it. It's okay." But he
didn't get a chance to insult him, thank God. But
yeah, it was cute. It was really cute.
I'm going to tell you about my wax museum story.
A "wax museum" is an exhibition of wax models typically inspired by famous people and fictional characters. Notice the following:
- We visited a wax museum during our field trip.
- The world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum
originated from London.
pack him along
I would pack him along.
"Pack along," or "tag along" means doing something or going with someone together. Notice the following:
- His sister packs him along when they left
- The children should pack along and play the
games appropriate to their age.
standing absolutely still
The man was standing absolutely still.
"Standing still" or "standstill" means staying in place or holding still. Absolutely means completely. Notice the following:
- He was standing still under the pouring rain.
- Raccoons are standing still while holding
their hands up when they are afraid.
like a girl
Javi screamed like a little girl and ran at me.
"Like a girl" is a figurative language used to describe a feminine act. It is often added to a verb. Notice the following:
- He screamed like a girl when he saw hundreds
of insects flying towards him.
- She walked like a girl wearing the shoes I
didn't mean anything
He didn't mean anything by it."Didn't mean anything" means that a particular action has no importance. Notice the following:
- She didn't mean anything when she stared at
- The song he played didn't mean anything to
girl • mean
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