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the jitters

the jitters

Date: Feb 04 2010

Themes: Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“He gives me the jitters, that feeling you had as a child on Christmas Eve when you couldn’t sleep because you knew something exciting was going to happen tomorrow.”

- Katy Perry talking about how her new fiance makes her feel. (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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nervous or over-excited feeling

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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There’s nothing quite like being in love. And that makes it a hard feeling to describe. Some people say it’s like sparks flying or fireworks exploding. Others describe it as a feeling of peace and contentment. And Katy Perry says it feels like being a kid on Christmas Eve, when you can’t wait to open your presents the next morning. Her fiance, Russell Brand, makes her feel nervous, restless, and excited all at once. He gives her the jitters.

Getting the jitters is similar to having butterflies in your stomach, another expression that’s used to describe feeling nervous, excited, or in love. But you might also say you have the jitters if you drink so much coffee that you start to feel restless and shaky. When alcoholics can’t get a drink, they get the jitters. And the jitters are also related to a popular dance from the 1940s that involved a lot of shaking and jumping around, called the jitterbug.

Katy Perry and her fiance had only dated for three months before they got engaged. But somehow, even though they’d only known each other for a short time, they just knew that they were meant to be. Maybe Katy’s jitters helped her realize that Russell was the one for her. But what if she just had too much coffee?

Does being in love give you the jitters? What else gives you the jitters? How would you describe the feeling of being in love?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“When I drink too much coffee, it gives me the jitters.”

“Chris got the jitters and didn’t ask Joanne out.”

“I’m terrible at public speaking. Making speeches gives me the jitters. “


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Dassshka exitement,worries un the most pleasant way,languor
by Dassshka
huemar cannot sit still with excitement
by huemar
Cissy1994 makes her feel nervouse
by Cissy1994
feelings of fear or worry,especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
by -_-BuRcU-_-
Lubna Alyy nervousness,disturbance
by Lubna Alyy
something surprising and exciting
by xxxholic.521
anxiety; nervousness
by periwinkle.chic

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hai ,every body

this is purneswari from india


08:42 AM Feb 04 2010 |



I'm not good at speaking English with foreigners

it gives me the jitters


actually here has many things that gives me the jitters!!!


07:45 AM Feb 04 2010 |



Not that jitters! Married maybe… the feeling of being in love is just happy…

05:32 AM Feb 04 2010 |




not wedding jitters?hehe….....

03:40 AM Feb 04 2010 |

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