M: Yeah, yeah. And like we usually lose these little rings all the time. Yeah? So they get misplaced. I always kind of find my earrings. I have like 1000, I don't know, jewellery pieces, maybe more. You also said that jewellery can go astray. Astray? It means the same as jewellery gets misplaced?
R: Yes. All of this means the same as losing it because, to be honest with you, I was losing it with these questions. It was like I'm running out of ways to say lost. Go astray, misplace.
M: So I'm scared it will go astray. Astray. One word. It? Jewellery. Okay? So it will go or it goes astray. I liked when you said like if I put jewellery on, I have a lot of faff or there is a lot of faff.
R: Yeah. I think I said if I'm festooned in jewellery. Now, festooned is just another way of saying like, absolutely covered in everything. And I can't do that. Like, I just find it really annoying. All I'll end up doing is just playing with it. And that's not very good. It's not very polite when you're talking to somebody to faff around with your jewellery. Faffing around is just fiddling with. Festooned is when you're covered in it. Although, speaking of being festooned with things, apparently, now, maybe it's not a trend now, but it was a trend before. In India, people, some people, have shirts made of gold and lots of gold things which I didn't know was a thing. I thought that would be really really uncomfortable, to be honest with you. But it's a thing.
M: Dear listener, if you don't like jewellery, okay? You can talk about other people you know who enjoy jewellery. For example, my mom is into earrings. So she's into earrings, she likes earrings, or she's a fan of earrings. To be a fan of something. So earrings, bracelets and then you do need specific vocabulary for different types of jewellery. So for example, a bracelet or a bracelet could become a necklace. Sometimes necklaces have pendants. Rory, what does a pendant mean?
R: Oh, that's, well, you have the neckless that goes around the neck and then the pendant is the thing that hangs from it. Right? Tell me I'm right.
M: Yeah, absolutely correct. Also for men, you can say, cufflinks. Cufflinks. You have... What are cufflinks? Rory, that's your thing.
R: Are cufflinks classed as jewellery?
M: Yes. Yeah.
R: I thought they would be like just part of clothes or accessory.
M: No, no, no, if they're like, beautiful and if they're made with some precious stones. Precious stones, like emeralds, like, some diamonds. So yeah, cufflinks can be jewellery. What do you call this thing?
R: It's a... Oh, that's a brooch, right?
M: Yes, a brooch. I enjoy brooches. Yeah, careful with the spelling. Brooches. And also jewellery, you can spell it in two different ways. Now Rory is the spelling master. Rory, what are two ways you can spell jewellery?
R: Am I the spelling master? Is it with one "L" and with two?
M: Yeah, in American English you spell jewellery like jewelry. Okay? So both options are correct. Jewellery pieces can have some sentimental value. So you can be personally attached to your jewellery piece. This one is from Baku. My CELTA people, I ran a CELTA course in Baku, and they gave me such a nice brooch as a gift. So yeah, I'm personally attached to this piece.
M: So Rory, you used to wear your grandmother's engagement ring...