Monday, May 23, 2011

MV: The Princess Diaries

2001 - The Princess Diaries

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne. While Mia makes up her mind, she's pressed into taking princess lessons from her grandmother.


OK, girls, settle down. Settle down.
  • to settle down: to become quiet, calm, or orderly
She's gonna barf. Oh, God! She's gonna hurl!
  • to barf: {slang} to vomit
  • to hurl: {slang} to vomit
Why should l go see this snobby lady who ignores us?
  • snobby: tends to criticize, reject, or ignore people who come from a lower social class, have less education, etc.
I'm Charlotte, from the Genovian attache corps.
  • attache: a person who works at an embassy as an expert on a particular subject
Since your father died, you are the natural heir...
  • heir: a person who has the right to become a king or queen or to claim a title when the person holding it dies
...and you want me to be a chauffeur and baby-sitter.
  • chauffeur: a person whose job is to drive people around in a car
  • baby-sitter: someone who takes care of a child while the child's parents are away
...let's add a tiara!
  • tiara: small crown decorated with jewels that is worn by women or girls on special occasions
I've never ridden in a limo...
  • limo: a very large car usually driven by a professional driver (called a chauffeur)
He was so full of joie de vivre...
  • joie de vivre: [French] joy of life
l was--l am hoping that l may present you...
  • to present (someone): to introduce (someone or something) to an audience
l raise mustangs.
  • mustang: a small and strong wild horse of western North America
You know you look like Shaft?
  • Shaft: character in a 1971 movie about a black private detective
ls your mother dating an undertaker?
  • undertaker: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals
l don't want to cause a riot with this hearse.
  • riot: a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way
  • hearse: a large car that is used for carrying a coffin to a grave
I'm on the verge of becoming a nutcase...
  • on the verge of: at the point when (something) is about to happen or is very likely to happen
  • nutcase: {slang} crazy
Remember that Faberge merry-go-round he sent me?
  • Faberge: The House of FabergĂ© is a jewellery firm founded in 1842 in St Petersburg, Russia.
  • merry-go-round: a large round platform that turns around in a circle and has seats and figures of animals (such as horses) on which children sit for a ride
Hello. Talk loud, l got a band rehearsing.
  • to rehearse: to prepare for a public performance of a play, a piece of music, etc., by practicing the performance
You know, Ned is really wailing.
  • wailing: {slang} singing very loud but very well too
Your Majesty, the diplomatic pouch has arrived...
  • diplomatic pouch / bag: a mail bag that is sealed shut and that is used to carry communications between an embassy and its home government
red, white, mauve. Mauve!
  • mauve: a light or medium purple color
And you will wear stockings.
  • stockings: a close-fitting usually long covering for the foot and leg
...one is under scrutiny all the time.
  • scrutiny: the act of carefully examining something especially in a critical way : the act of scrutinizing something
So we don't shlump, like this.
  • shlump: {slang} leaning with one's back against a smooth surface, and sliding down while keeping one's feet in the same place such that the knees finish tucked into the chest.
But enough etiquette for the day.
  • etiquette: the rules indicating the proper and polite way to behave
plus he's not pierced, tattooed, or hair-plugged.
  • to be pierced: having a hole that was made so that a piece of jewelry can be worn through it
  • to have a tattoo: a picture, word, etc., that is drawn on a person's skin by using a needle and ink
  • to have hair-plugs: doctor moves skin with hair from one part of the body to the bald parts
No bobbing of the head, please.
  • bobbing: to move up and down quickly or repeatedly
...is not by treating her like a vending machine.
  • vending machine: a machine that you put money into in order to buy food, drinks, cigarettes, etc.
Ah! Always prompt.
  • prompt: on time
Charlotte, watch him like a hawk.
  • watch (someone) like a hawk: (expression) to observe (someone or something) closely and keenly
...when l needed your help on the Greenpeace petition.
  • petition: written document that many people sign to show that they want to do/change something
You know we could hock that...
  • to hock: to give (something that you own) to a pawnbroker in exchange for money
Come on, Mia. Fess up.
  • to fess up: to admit that you have done something wrong, to confess
...and now you're turning into an A-crowd wannabe?
  • wannabe: {slang} "want to be"
You're morphing into one of them!
  • to morph: to change gradually and completely from one thing into another thing usually in a way that is surprising
I'm sorry l was harsh...
  • to be harsh: very critical, strongly negative
Bull's-eye!
  • bull's-eye: the small circle at the center of a target toward which people throw darts or shoot arrows or bullets
Do people just fawn over you?
  • to fawn: to try to get the approval of an important or powerful person by giving that person praise, special attention,
Your security system is a bit lax.
  • lax: {slang} not careful enough : not strict enough
...of local eclectic artist Helen Thermopolis.
  • eclectic: A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
Our diligent Prime Minister, Sebastian Motaz...
  • diligent: careful hard work : continued effort
...if you'll pardon the pun.
  • pun: a humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested
Oh! l am sopping!
  • sopping: very wet
Shall we adjourn to the grand hall for coffee?
  • to adjourn: to leave one place and go to (another place) after the end of a meeting, discussion, etc.
...he seriously considered renouncing his title...
  • to renounce: to say especially in a formal or official way that you will no longer have or accept (something)
...his brother Pierre, wanted to abdicate...
  • to abdicate: to leave the position of being a king or queen [no obj]
...to this auspicious moment in history.
  • auspicious: showing or suggesting that future success is likely
That Backstreet Boy clone you've had a crush on forever?
  • clone: a person or thing that appears to be an exact copy of another person or thing
  • to have a crush: a feeling of foolish or very strong love or admiration for someone or something
l know you're still mad at me for blowing you off...
  • to blow (someone) off: to refuse to notice or deal with (someone) : to ignore (someone)
You don't have to wear a tux.
  • tux: tuxedo, a formal suit for a man ; especially : a formal black suit worn with a white shirt and a black bow tie
l hope you didn't order your stationery yet.
  • stationery: paper that is used for writing letters and that usually has matching envelopes
l was rather fond of it.
  • to be fond: having a liking for or love of (someone or something)
Everybody's got pre-coronation jitters...
  • coronation: a ceremony in which a crown is placed on the head of a new king or queen
  • jitters: a very nervous feeling


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