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Begin! Welcome back to Weekly Words. My name is Alisha, and this week we're gonna talk about super obscure body parts.” I’m a little nervous. I'm not gonna lie. Okay. Super. What?
“Philtrum” is the first word. “Philtrum:” “the groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.” That has a word. “Philtrum.” That's this, I guess. In a sentence, maybe you would say… What” How can you use this in a sentence? Let’s see. “I'm thinking of getting my philtrum pierced. What do you think about that idea?” It’s gross! “I hurt my philtrum in in football practice yesterday.” Who says “philtrum”?
Next is “larynx.” The “larynx” is the “voice box” where your voice comes from. There’s quite a definition here: “the hollow, muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords.” Usually I think we just say the voice box, so I think the “larynx,” in particular, is really important for singers and people
who need to use their voice a lot. I think that they're even, you know, special techniques that some people use to protect their larynx as well. In a sentence, maybe… “I have to be careful not to damage my
larynx because I need to be performing regularly, and my voice is very important to my job,” for example.
Alright. Next is “navel.” “Navel” is commonly referred to as your “belly button.” It’s that, you know, for some people it’s indented. For some people it kind of protrudes a little bit. But the “navel” is just your belly button. Uh, to use it in a sentence, let's see... Oh, I’m thinking of piercing my navel. Oh! Oh! I have an example now. Maybe if you’ve had to have surgery on your on your stomach, that's near your navel, um, your navel, the shape of it might be impacted. This happened to my mom, so that’s why I thought of it. When you meet with your doctor, the doctor might say, “During the surgery, some of the skin near your navel might be affected by what we're going to do.”
Next is “pinky.” Your “pinky” is “the smallest finger on either one of your hands.” You can use “pinky finger,”
alternatively, your “pinky toe,” your small toe, is also referred to as your “pinky.” In a sentence you might say, “Oh no, I broke my pinky finger. I have a piano recital in three days.” That actually happened to me when I was little. That's not a lie. That’s a real story. Broke my, this pinky finger. That was a good day.
Anyway. Next, “scapula.” A “scapula” is your “shoulder blade” on the back of your body... your scapula.
Yeah, what else can I say about that, your “scapula”? Your shoulder blade. You have two.I think, yes. Maybe if you're a physical, therapist or if you’re someone who needs to train athletes, you might need to stretch, uh, their scapula from time to time to make sure that it's healthy or in good shape. “Make sure to stretch your scapula before and after every workout to make sure that you don't damage it.”
Alright, end!. That’s the end of obscure body parts. I learned some things. I hope that you learned some things too. Thanks for joining us for Weekly Words, and I will see you again next time. Bye-bye!

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Which word do you like the most?

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Hi Ahmed,


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Ahmed
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it is impossible for any human being to stretch his scapula. I wish I could stretch my bones then I would have been taller.

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?REALLY I LIKE TO STUDY ENGLISH WITH YOU THE BEST TEACHER