|Man + nanny = manny!
Helen:This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I’m Helen.
Helen:Today we’re going to look at words and phrases that have recently become part of the English language.
Helen:Today’s new word is a 'manny'. M.A.N.N.Y. Manny.
Helen:Well, you might know the word nanny. A nanny is a woman who looks after children while the mother goes to work.
Zo?:Nanny 这个词是女保姆的意思，那把第一个字母 n 换成 m，又是什么意思呢？
Helen:Well, a manny is a male nanny.
Helen:Yes. Mannies are now very common in some cities in the United States.
A: I called your house yesterday. Who was that man who answered the phone?
B: That’s Freddy, my new manny. I’ve always hired women before, but he seems very good. I’d recommend you get one yourself!
Zo?:他们家用的是男保姆。Would you prefer a manny or a nanny to look after your children?
Helen:I don’t think it matters. A manny could be just as good as a nanny.
Helen:Yes, why not? As long as he was good with my children, I’d hire a manny.
Helen:Well, manny or nanny, it makes no difference to me. Well let’s recap, a manny is a male nanny who looks after children.
Helen:That’s right. You’ve been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. Do tune in next time for more interesting new words. Bye for now.
Zo?:See you next time.