Learn English Faster with Laughter
Doctor: Good afternoon, Mrs Gusty.
Mrs Gusty: Good afternoon, Doctor.
Doctor: And what can I do for you today, Mrs Gusty.
Mrs Gusty: I’m feeling a little under the weather, Doctor.
Doctor: Under the weather, Mrs Gusty? What appears to be the problem?
Mrs Gusty: Well, Doctor. Last weekend I met a lovely man at a dance. He was gorgeous! We spent a lovely evening together, and I have to admit to popping back to his place for some hot chocolate.
Doctor: Hot chocolate, Mrs Gusty?
Mrs Gusty: On my honour, Doctor. And a most wickedly delicious hot chocolate it was, too. Unfortunately, I think he might have given me Asian flu.
Doctor: Looking at your test results, Mrs Gusty, I can assure you that your new friend has not given you Asian flu.
Mrs Gusty: Well, that’s a relief, doctor.
Doctor: Not really, Mrs Gusty. I’m afraid he’s given you Egyptian flu.
Mrs Gusty: Egyptian flu, Doctor?
Doctor: Yes, Mrs Gusty. You’re going to be a mummy.
Why is this funny?
It’s funny on a few levels, I hope.
The punchline “You’re going to be a mummy”, refers back to Egyptian flu.
We all know about Egyptian mummies.
To be a mummy, of course, means to have a baby.
Captain Britlish is telling Mrs Gusty that she is pregnant.
I have put a lot of interesting but commonplace language in this video, in addition to much innuendo. An innuendo is an indirect reference or implication, often of a sexual nature.
A little under the weather means to be feeling unwell.
Pop back to someone’s place means to go there for a short time.
Hot chocolate is a blatant innuendo full of suggestiveness and fit only for adults.
On my honour is an oath that means I’m telling the truth. This is very funny as Mrs Gusty’s honour is anything but unsullied, as we discover.
I used iClone 6 from Reallusion. The finished video was assembled using Adobe After Effects CC.