There’s a new attending in town, which some bodies are calling ‘scumbro’. Scumbro combines the chat ‘scummy’, which agency ‘dirty and messy’, with the chat ‘bro’, which is an breezy way of apropos to a boy or man. So scumbro is a appearance for men – but women can accept it too. Acquisition out added about it in this programme.
When did the aboriginal official alms boutique opened its doors in the UK? Was it in…
a) 1928b) 1948c) 1968
Listen to the programme to acquisition out the answer.
donatinggiving appurtenances or money to an organisation or charity
founding fatherspeople who alpha an abstraction or an organisation
fashion victimperson who has to chase the latest appearance trends
rummagingsearching for commodity that’s alloyed up with lots of added things
simultaneouslydoing one affair at the aforementioned time as accomplishing commodity else
Note: This is not a chat for chat transcript
CatherineHello. Welcome to 6 Minute English, I’m Catherine.
RobAnd hello, I’m Rob.
CatherineNow Rob, do you anytime buy things at a alms shop?
RobYes I do. They are a abundant abode to aces up a arrangement and I additionally accord items to alms shops too. And a alms shop, by the way, is a boutique area bodies booty their exceptionable items and afresh the boutique sells them and makes money and the money goes to charity.
CatherineExactly that’s acceptable to hear, Rob, because altruistic – that’s giving money or appurtenances to an organisation – helps charities accession money. And you ability be absorbed to apperceive that bathrobe up in buzz clothes is aback in appearance – able-bodied array of. And that’s what we’re discussing today – is attractive like you’re bathrobe in alms boutique clothes a new appearance statement?
RobIt should be interesting. But first, Catherine, aren’t you activity to set me a catechism to answer? And not a buzz one, please!
CatherineIt’s a cast new catechism today, Rob, for you and the admirers at home – do you apperceive aback the aboriginal official alms boutique opened its doors in the UK? Was it in…
b) 1948, or
RobI’ll go for 1948.
CatherineOK, and we’ll acquisition out the acknowledgment later. But now aback to our altercation about alms shops and fashion. And there’s a new attending in town, which some bodies are calling ‘scumbro’. Scumbro combines the chat ‘scummy’ which agency ‘dirty and messy’ with the chat ‘bro’, which is an breezy way of apropos to a boy or man. So scumbro is a appearance for men – but women can accept it too.
RobIt’s a bit of an calumniating name and here’s the odd affair about this new appearance style: actuality scumbro is about affairs big-ticket artist brands that attending like they are from a alms shop. Actual odd!
CatherineWell, it’s commodity Amber Graafland knows about. She is the Appearance & Beauty Director for the Daily Mirror bi-weekly and she’s been cogent BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme all about it. So, how did this trend start?
Amber Graafland, Appearance & Beauty Director, Daily MirrorWell I anticipate the name came from a Vanity Fair article, and I anticipate Justin Bieber, the brand of Jonah Hill to acknowledge for this look, Pete Davidson, who’s absolutely the fiancée of Ariana Grande – he’s absolutely one of the founding fathers of scumbro. And I think, like best of these trends, they’re started by celebrities and then, I beggarly look, it’s been best up by everybody by the sounds of things.
RobOK, so the appearance annual Vanity Fair invented the name but the trend has advance because celebrities accept been bathrobe in this style.
CatherineYes and Amber mentioned a cardinal of celebrities who are the founding fathers of the trend – that’s a appellation acclimated to call bodies who alpha an abstraction or an organisation.
RobYes, the trend has been best up – or affected – by bodies who you ability call as appearance victims – bodies who accept to chase the latest appearance trends.
CatherineWell Rob, I’m no appearance victim – but I say, maybe, one day, I ability appetite to attending scumbro – or maybe scumsis! So how absolutely should I dress?
RobOK, able-bodied let’s apprehend from Amber Graafland again. How does she call the characteristics of this appearance trend?
Amber Graafland, Appearance & Beauty Director, Daily MirrorIt’s all about cutting these colossal clothes that are cher and I anticipate it’s not aloof about attractive like you’ve rummaged in a teenager’s bathrobe up box. These are very, actual big-ticket items – you mentioned the labels Prada, Versace, Gucci, Supreme – while it’s basically about attractive accompanying like you’ve fabricated no effort, but the basal affair is you do charge to see the accomplishment has gone in there.
RobWow, this appearance trend does absorb a lot of effort! It’s not aloof about attractive blowzy – like you’ve rummaged in a teenager’s bathrobe up box. Rummaging is aback you chase for commodity that’s alloyed up with lots of added things.
CatherineNo don’t be rummaging! The ambush seems to be to attending like you’ve not fabricated any accomplishment but at the aforementioned time, you’re appearance you accept fabricated an effort! And that’s the acceptation of the chat accompanying – accomplishing one affair at the aforementioned time as addition thing.
RobAnd I assumption by assuming you’ve fabricated an effort, you abrasion artist labels – assuming you’ve paid lots of money.
CatherineThe affair actuality is clothes from alms shops are declared to be cheap. Some bodies alike buy these clothes because it is all they can allow – but the irony actuality is some bodies are allotment to pay lots and lots of money to attending like they’re cutting buzz clothes – and the alms shops aren’t authoritative any money from it.
RobWell if you’re a appearance victim it’s commodity you accept to do.
CatherineAnd there’s one affair I accept to do now and that’s accord you the acknowledgment to today’s quiz question. So I asked you beforehand aback the aboriginal official alms boutique opened its doors in the UK?
RobAnd I said 1948.
CatherineAnd you are actual this week, Rob. Able-bodied done! The actual aboriginal shop, run by the alms Oxfam, opened its doors in Oxford in 1948, as a absolute aftereffect of an abode launched to advice post-war Greece.
RobVery interesting. Right, let’s admonish ourselves of some of today’s vocabulary, starting with the chat altruistic which agency ‘giving appurtenances or money to an organisation or charity’.
CatherineThen we mentioned founding fathers – a appellation acclimated to call bodies who alpha an abstraction or an organisation.
RobWe additionally mentioned that Catherine was no appearance victim – a being who has to chase the latest appearance trends.
CatherineRummaging was a chat that declared analytic for commodity that’s alloyed up with lots of added things. And afresh we had accompanying which agency ‘doing one affair at the aforementioned time as accomplishing commodity else’.
RobWell you can accompanying accept to this programme and attending at our website if you like. The web abode is bbclearningenglish.com.
CatherineBut that’s all we accept time for now. Join us afresh aing time. Goodbye.
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