Mit jelent az Elf on the shelf? – szókincs

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Karácsonyi időszakban felbukkan dalokban, cikkekben, sőt tavaly az instagram oldalakon is az ‘elf on the shelf’, de mire is utalnak vele? Idén Michael Bublé is versenyre kelt vele… Erről szól a következő mini leckénk.

Elf on the Shelf is a toy that is sent by Santa to watch over little children and make sure they’re behaving properly over the festive period.

The craze started after author Carol Aebersold penned the children’s book of the same name in 2005. Now it is a Christmas decoration sitting on the shelf of the homes but parents are supposed to move the puppet around the house each day. Why? They help Santa so that the little elf can watch over the children and report back to Santa whether they should be on the naughty or nice list.

However, the elf on the shelf has taken on a new meaning to Internet friends in the last few years who have hilariously turned the elf on the shelf into a meme.

The rhyme in the name elf on the shelf has grabbed the attention of meme lovers on the internet since 2017 and it also appeared on Instagram in 2020 as well.

The meme constitutes the creator typing ‘You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf’ and then a picture of the meme with another rhyming pair of things.
In 2020 thanks to Instagram, a new meme challenge was born where celebrities are superimposing images of other celebrities that rhyme with their name into their pictures.

Elizabeth Banks shared a red-carpet photo of herself with Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump imposed sitting on her shoulder.

Reese Witherspoon also responded to Banks, writing “Oh hey @elizabethbanks! I see your Hanks-on-Banks and I raise you a Grease-on-Reese. #myelf” with a photo of Grease’s Sandy and Danny dancing on her shoulder.

Queen of Christmas tunes Mariah Carey shared a picture of Jim Carrey as the Grinch tiptoeing on her shoulder, writing: “Throwing some tinsel on this challenge and presenting you #CarreyOnCarey 😄”

sources (articles; video and picture; Meme picture): Metro, The U.S. Sun; Elf On A Shelf, Michael Bublé, Youtube; Celebrities Pose with ‘Elf on a Shelf’ Memes, Daily Blast LIVE, Youtube

Itt pedig meghallgathattok egy kedves dalt ebben a témában:

source: The Elf on the Shelf’s Night Before Christmas Song & Music Video, The Elf on the Shelf, Youtube

 

Vocabulary

to make sure meggyőződni valamiről
to behave properly jól/megfelelően viselkedni
festive ünnepi
to pen megírni
to watch over éberen figyelni valakit/
szemmel tartani valakit
to report jelenteni
the naughty or nice list a rosszul viselkedő gyerekek vagy a jól viselkedő gyerekek listája
hilariously viccesen/mókásan
to turn sg into sg else valamit valami mássá változtatni
rhyme rím
to grab the attention of megragadni valaki figyelmét
to appear feltűnni valahol
to constitute állni valamiből
to superimpose képeket egymásra helyezni,
úgy, hogy az alsó is látszódjon
to impose rátenni
to respond reagálni/válaszolni
to tiptoe lábujjhegyen járni
tinsel lametta/angyalhaj//
csillogó fémszálas karácsonyi boa

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