M: And eclectic is a formal word. And usually, it's like about methods or beliefs, ideas, which combine like things from different areas, like an eclectic approach combines different methods, right? Or, I've got an eclectic taste in literature, so I enjoy different genres. And could you give us a sentence? Like how can we use eclectic in terms of friends?
R: Well, what? My group of friends is very eclectic, my tastes in people is very eclectic.
M: Yeah. And then Rory said that that's why I can't give you a succinct answer. Succinct, short and clear, because Rory just like went on and on about blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But my friends, I have a goth, who is my friend, but I'm not a goth. And blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, you've heard Rory, yeah? I would like to put that in reverse. I have a friend who is a goth. I'm not friends with him for that particular reason. Like I'm friends with Steve probably because he's got a very dark sense of humor, which I really appreciate in people but also he's a goth, which is not something... But then I have other friends who've got a very happy sense of humour. And I also like them. So...
M: You see, dear listener? If you've been with us for a long time, maybe you remember our episodes about cars. We talked about cars, and Rory gave very short answers.
R: Because I know nothing about cars.
M: But here, Rory just goes like, blah, blah, blah, blah. So just waterfalls of English, of answers coming out from his mouth, you see? Because Rory has interesting friends.
R: Well, also, I know a lot about my friends as I should.
M: About friendships you can also say long-term friendships, lifelong friendships, for example.
R: Well, I think it's a bit early to say it's been a lifelong friendship. I'm still alive.
M: I like my own company. So I enjoy being on my own, or being by myself. Or like, I'm more of a loner. Loner? I enjoy being on my own.
R: You're obsessed with describing me as a loner, aren't you?
M: Loner... Just it's an interesting word. But I don't sit by myself forever. Sometimes I'm in the mood to be around people. So I enjoy being around people. And then I appreciate this time with friends. Hey! Right, dear listener. And now we started it off with some quotes with "Friends", a TV show. So Rory, who's your favourite character? Joey, Rachel, Ross, Monica? Dear listener, who is your favourite character? I love Joey.
R: Well, I like Monica, because she's very organized. And I appreciate that. But I also like Phoebe because she just comes out with the most insane things. And I think if I was going to be friends with any of these people, I'd probably be Phoebe's friends first, because I'd just be like, oh, wow, you're crazy. Let's see where this goes.
M: Ah, yeah, remember this "not just clean, Monica clean"?
R: But oh, did you say that you like Joey the most?
M: Yeah. Joey.
R: Do you not think he's a bit stupid? Just sometimes I really can't stand thick people. Especially when Phoebe is trying to teach Joey French and he's just not getting it. And I'm like, like I'm feeling frustrated and this is supposed to be a comedy show. You know?
M: I found it hilarious, actually. Yeah. Sweet. Thank you very much, dear listener, for being with us! Do check out our premium episodes, the link is in the description.