AE 967 - EXPRESSION:

Have Balls

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In today's episode...

I am going to teach you all about the English expression “have balls”.

You and your funny brain is thinking of male body organs, isn’t it?

Surprise, this expression expression does have something to do with it!

This week’s exciting story is about a “ballsy” teenager who drove away a bear to protect her dogs — there, you see the word “ballsy”?

This episode is packed with real life examples on where and how you can use the expression “have balls”.

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      1. Hi Pete.
        Awesome content. Congrats for you and your team.
        After read carefully the text I noticed the following:

        1) In the final of the paragraph bellow there was a littles mistake. I guess the word BOWL was used instead of the word BALL. See the word in capital letters:

        “Now, just bear in mind, guys, there is quite a few other ball related expressions in English. One is “to have a ball” and this has nothing to do with testicles. This instead has to do with “a ball”, meaning “a gala dance”, right. Where people dress up in dresses and suits and they do a lot of dancing and eating and drinking and just have a lot of fun. They have a ball and that’s what the expression means. If you have a BOWL, you have a great time.

        2) And in the following paragraph the word FOUR was used instead the word FORE. See it:

        “An animal whose species was never before found in the colony is in His Excellency’s possession. When taken, it had two pups, one of which died a few days hence. This creature is somewhat larger than the wombat, and although it might at first appearance be thought much to resemble it, nevertheless differs from that animal. The FOUR and hind legs are about of an equal length, having five sharp talons at each of the extremities with which it must have climbed the highest trees with much facility.

        Thanks for the amazing content