M: No the surface, you do the dusting, yeah? Come on.
R: I just had this image of you with a vacuum cleaner.
M: Yeah. So, dear listener, make sure you use some of the specific chores that you do. Rory, you said needs must.
R: Yes. It's another way of saying things that you need to do, you must do.
M: We need more examples.
R: Well, I don't want to pay for my shopping, but needs must.
M: So I have to do it, yeah?
R: Well, yeah, I do. I could steal it, I suppose, but you know, I don't want to.
M: And then our favourite strategy, if I had to pick one, I'd say that... So, if I had to pick one chore I'd say that will be doing the floors. So like sweeping the floors or vacuum cleaning the floors. Rory enjoys cleaning the surfaces.
R: I don't enjoy it. I just kind of have to do it.
M: Cleaning the surfaces. It involves doing the dusting, maybe sweeping the floors. And also, we can say mopping floors. So if I mop floors, what do I do?
R: You get a mop and you wet it and then you mop the floor. You make the floor wet in order to clean it more effectively.
M: Sweep is like... And mop is like...
R: Mopping is wet, sweeping is dry. But they have different purposes. Mopping a floor is usually to apply something like bleach or soap to your floor in order to clean it. Sweeping is just clearing things that are dry and can be swept into a dustpan. And that makes it easier to clean the floor. They're different things used for different purposes. I wish I could say more, but I don't really do it that much, so...
M: When everything looks orderly, everything is in order. So I've just tidied up. My house is all tidy, so everything looks orderly.
R: Yeah. So if everything is... Well, if everything looks orderly, then it's in the right place. If you have bookshelves and they're orderly, then they're all neat and level. And maybe they're in a particular order. Alphabetically, perhaps. So orderly just means when things are put in some kind of order.
M: When I was a child, I kept my room reasonably tidy, so it was like, okay tidy. So to keep my room reasonably tidy, I used to do the cleaning, I don't know, once a week, for example, when I was a child at school. Despite what my mum said. So that's a good structure. Despite. So despite what my mum or despite what my parents told me, I did this and that, yeah? Rory, you were pampered.