People often respond to new information by saying only one or two words. Let us have a look at the following words:
Hot! Cool! Yay! Sweet! Fab! All right! Awesome!
All these words mena almost the same thing. People say them when they like what someone has said or something that has happened.
Another group of words is:
Crazy! Far Out! Wow! Wild! Gosh!
People may use these expressions when they are happy and surprised by what they learn, hear, or see. Most of these words are used when we hear surprising news that doesn’t make us happy. Notice that people may say "Wow!” when they hear either positive or negative news.
Some other one-word responses have particular meanings:
You can say "Bingo!” when someone has figures out exactly what is happening or has suddenly realized the truth.
— John didn’t even speak to me at the party. Is he still mad about the game last week?
When someone tells you soe bad news, you can say "Bummer!”
— There’s an accident on the bridge and the traffic is backed up for five miles.
People say "Duh!" when they think the answer to a question is too obvious.
— Do you think I”ll get a ticket if I park here?
People say "Uh-oh!” when something bad has just happened, especially if it is something that can’t be undone.
— All I did was turn this knob and then the trouble light acme on and the alarm started.
People sometimes say "Whatever!” in response to something that doesn’t interest them, or as a way of expressing impatience.
— Do you think these pink ones are enough, or should I get some of the red ones and white ones too Or maybe of those orange ones?
Some people say "Word!” or "Word up!” to show that they agree strongly with what someone else has said.
— This party sucks. Let’s blow.
— Word up! I’m with you, bro!
Here are some more examples:
— The insurance company says it is not going to pay the claim.
— This lottery ticket’s got four matching numbers.
— I was thinking about going out for lunch, and then shopping afterwards. Or we could have lunch here and then shop. Or maybe just go to the mall first and then eat when we start to feel hungry. What do you think?
— Sheila is looking a little fat. She is not pregnant is she?
— That cop behind us is flashing his lights. Should we pull over?
— I think I just deleted the files you were working on.