Jo: You're listeningReal English from BBC Learning English. I'm Jo.
Lily: And I'm Lily. 两分钟地道英语专门向大家介绍英国当代流行语， 其中很多都在书本或字典里查到。 Jo, 今天学什么新词语?
Jo: Today's expressionto... take… the… mickey M.I.C.K.E.Y. To takemickey outsomeone.
Lily: 听着很费解 – 什么意思呢?
Jo: Well, ita waysayingEnglish 'to make funsomeone'.
Lily: 这下我就明白。 在你想取笑某人，让他们出洋相时候就可以说， you are takingmickey outthem, right?
Jo: That's right. And it's usuallya fun, jokey kindway that you takemickey although sometimescan be useda more serious way. Here are some more examples:
A: Everyone always takesmickey outme because my wife makes my lunch every day.
B: Aw, but she makes you such nice lunches?
A: Are you takingmick as well?
A: How's your new English teacher?
B: He's OK but everyone takesmickey outhim because he always wears an awful jacketred shoes! No one takes him seriously!
Lily: 第段对话表现种善意取笑，因为总老婆为这位男子打点好午餐，所以办公室同事们免都来善意挖苦挖苦这男子。 但第二段对话中,学生们因喜欢老师装束而把老师放在眼里,这就些敬味道。 总之，takemickey outsomeone 就善意或恶意地取笑挖苦某人。
Jo: Don't forget you can learn more Real English wordsexpressions by logging onto our website at www.bbcchina.com.cn.
Lily: And you might see some really nice picturesJothere!
Jo: Are you takingmickey, Lily?
Lily: 怎么， 你没感觉到我也正在从你身学习英国式讽刺幽默吗! 毕竟，那你明星照 啊!
Jo: Hmmmm –think it'svery nice photo! Anyway, thankslisteningour BBC Learning English programme – we'll see you next time.