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Date: Apr 14 2016

Themes: Friend, Health, Work


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

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People are going to bash you while you’re alive, and they’re going to bash you when you’re gone.

Singer Anthony Hamilton, talking about people’s criticism (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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form and express a criticism or judgement of someone; oppose someone’s thoughts or actions

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you worry about what other people think of you? How do you express your feelings? Do you keep your true thoughts to yourself, or do you like to bash people? People love to express their opinions about everything. Sometimes, people think what you do is positive, but other times people like to criticize your actions and bash your ideas.

To bash someone means to criticize or say something negative about another person. For example, if your friend stole money out of your wallet, you would definitely bash their actions! Newspapers and television channels love to bash famous actors and singers.

Singer Anthony Hamilton thinks it is important to do whatever you want in life because people will always have something to say about you. People love to bash others!

Who do you bash?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“She bashed her little brother after he stole money from their father’s wallet. “

“I am scared that people will bash my ideas if I express them at the meeting this afternoon.”

“The students in my class like to bash the teacher’s assignments. They think she gives us too much work!”


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

now2015 say bad thingd behide your back
by now2015Super Member!
a2020 To call out.
by a2020
To talk negatively about someone. To give negative feedback.
by La Princesse de la vie
Eve696 If I'm not mistaken, the word "bash" means "hit", "strike" and so on. But as it used figuratively, the quotation of Anthony Hamilton can mean that you've always been critisized during your life, no matter what and how you do. And after your passing away people continue critisizing you, even though they can keep good memories.
by Eve696
julito1 to attack verbally when alive and eulogized when dead.
by julito1

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Dadsand mom Bash.

09:28 PM Apr 14 2016 |



we are human being..and we arent perfect ..everyone has different faults,mistakes,defiencies..everyone has weak sides,wrong behaviors.whatever we do,many people will bash us from different directions sides..there is no any prophet, hero,famous,star,succesful people who they arent been to bashed .dont forget,God gave you a life and live it  ;

“Life is short, so live it.

Love is rare, so grab it.

Fear controls you, so face it.

Memories are precious, so cherish them.

We only get one life, so live it.


12:29 PM Apr 14 2016 |



  I like this topic very much.

No specific one I will bash. I don’t worry about what other people think of me for I never do anything of irresponsibility. But when I feel angry I can write it down. Yes, I keep my true thoughts to myself all the time. Sometime I would like to bash the people who are not responsible for their family.

For example, one of my friend who has married for many years, has one happy family which there are one beautiful wife who loves him very much and a daughter who is very lovely. But someday he betrayed his family and had another woman as his lover outside and has forgotten his wife and his child and his family thoroughly. I bash him. All of his friends include me are angry to him.

I bash this persons who have no responsibility for him family and his job.

I bash the persons who don’t care the life of the working people but do the corruption and bribery.

I bash the persons who destroy the environment in order to make money.

I bash the persons who produce the harmful food to make their own benefit.

I bash the persons who make the water and the air polluted seriously.

03:37 AM Apr 14 2016 |


ola3Super Member!


I remember Lady Gaga was wearing a ‘meat dress’ in one of Gala ceremonies. Тhe point of her disgusting outfit was to show that you always have to be yourself, speak up your mind, defend your ideas no matter how people dislike you and find you weird. Very good message.
But I’m surprised by the meaning of ‘bash’. I thought it means a party.

01:48 AM Apr 14 2016 |

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