Sometimes movies are corny, or music is corny. It is a fun adjective that can describe just about anything. A synonym for corny is cheesy, and it has nothing to do with cheese! Check out this episode to hear our corny examples.
Expressions included in the learning materials
- Corny and corniness
- Corny versus cool
- Um, oh, ah, ugh ..
- Corny jokes
Jessie: I like it.
Harp: I like it as well.
Jessie: So, does that mean having to do with corn?
Harp: Um, no, not at all.
Jessie: What does it mean?
Harp: Something that is corny is something that is cliché, unoriginal; it’s
Jessie: OK, so corny is an adjective describing something that’s not very sophisticated, maybe kind of sentimental.
Jessie: Not original.
Harp: No, not original.
Jessie: You know, my grandfather tells really corny jokes.
Harp: Really, what kind of jokes?
Jessie: Well, they’re the kind of jokes that no one really laughs, everybody just kind
of goes, ugh.
Harp: Oh, the jokes where you groan, not laugh.
Audio/Learning Materials: Culips