Practice English Speaking&Listening with: SLANG words using 'bug' in English

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Hi, mom.



Sorry, what'd you say?

No, no, I'm making a video.


No, I got time to talk, yeah.

Hold, hold...


What's wrong?


My phone keeps on turning off and my mom...

Mom, can you hear me?




No, it's Ronnie.

Yup, yeah, yup.



It's my phone.

My phone's buggy.





Ah, ah.


Does this happen to you?

You're doing something on your phone or you're making a phone call, and all of a sudden your

phone stops working?

We've got some slang words for this.

It's called "buggy".

So, if you look at the board behind me, I'm going to teach you some slang.

And the root word is "a bug".

So you guys know...

Might know one of my best friends, the lady bug, who's actually a beetle.

As a noun in a dictionary, "a bug" is an insect.

Do you like insects?

Do you eat them?

No, okay, cool.

And it also can be a problem with computer.

So, you can say: "I have a bug in my laptop."

And you think: "Wow, there's like an insect in your laptop?"

And you go: "No, silly rabbit, 'a bug' means a problem."

So, if you've got a problem with a computer, maybe your tablet or your laptop or your phone,

you can say: "I have a problem" or "I have a bug with my computer" or "with my phone".

This always sucks, doesn't it?

Then we have some verbs to use in slang time.

If somebody "bugs" you, it means that they annoy you.

So, if you annoy someone, you maybe poke them a lot or call their name, like: "Hey, Ronnie.





Ronnie's busy, but you keep on calling my name.

Don't annoy me.

Don't bug me.

So, you can tell the person: "Hey.

Don't bug me.

Leave me alone.

I'm busy.


Another way that we use this in slang is when somebody gets angry at you or freaks out.

So, if you get angry, you freak out, you lose your temper, so: Do you have a mom?


Or a friend who always gets crazy, you can say: "Hey.

Don't be bugging on me."

We also have another slang word, it's called "tripping".

So it's the same thing.

"Don't be tripping."

It means: "Relax.

Don't yell at me.

Everything's fine.

Don't annoy me."

Don't get angry.

Don't freak out.

Everything's going to be cool, maybe.

My phone, my phone's "buggy" -- that means that it's not working correctly, there's something

wrong with my phone.

So this is an adjective.

I can say there's "a bug" in my phone, which would be a noun.

Or if I use it as an adjective: "My phone is buggy."

Do you watch spy movies or science-fiction movies?

And sometimes the people might say: "I can't talk on the line, it's not secure; my phone

is bugged."


This means if something is bugged that there is a microphone in it and someone is listening

to your conversation.

Hold on, and they're getting all of your information.

So, if something is bugged, it means that they're stealing your information, usually

on a phone.

Then we have the phrasal verb: "bugging out".

This has a lot to do with people who are on drugs.

So, for example, I can say: "He was bugging out on the bus."

If somebody's bugging out on the bus, they're like: "What's happening?

What's happening?"

They go a little crazy.

You kind of think that they're crazy.

It's probably just the crack that they've smoked.

But if somebody's bugging out on the bus, they seem really, really crazy.

So, you can say to them: "Don't bug me.

He's bugging out."

Another way that we use this is if something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable, you

can say: "He's making me bug out."

This means: He's making me feel uncomfortable.

You could also say: "He's bugging me out", which means this person has a bad vibe, and

it's making you feel uncomfortable.

Oh, mom.


No, finished the lesson.


Bug, yeah, my phone's not bugged, mom.

No, we're good. Yeah. Okay. Yeah, okay, don't... I... I'll be back.

Yeah. Okay. Yup. Mm-hmm. Okay.

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