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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 5. The adjective phrase

  • today is filthy rich. Okay. Let's look at the note here. If someone is filthy rich,

  • he or she is extremely rich. The origin of the term seems to go back to the 14th

  • century. At that time lucre used to mean money and famous authors at that

  • time such as Chaucer and John Wycliffe used to use terms such as foul lucre

  • or filthy lucre to refer to somebody who became rich through

  • dishonorable means. You know, by behavior that you might not consider to be

  • completely moral. So dishonorable means. Dishonorable ways, methods of getting

  • rich. Okay. Let's continue. It became popular in the US during the late 1920s,

  • after the stock market crash which was really not until 1929 and the rich were

  • exploiting those who had to sell their homes at unreasonably low prices in

  • order to survive during the economic crash. So these people became very, very

  • poor. And of course since everybody's poor. The value of houses fell down and

  • these rich people went around , and they were getting great buys on buying up all

  • these houses that were like far below the normal market price at that time.

  • mm-hmm Okay. Okay good. Phrase, sold the homes for

  • basically low prices. Yes. . As time went on, the phrase softened. So it wasn't as

  • harsh. Softened to just mean extremely rich with just a slight, just a small

  • implication of dishonourable wealth. Okay. So let's take a look at some examples

  • here. Example number one. He used to come from a filthy rich family, but after he

  • inherited his share , he gambled all away. So maybe at one point his

  • family was filthy rich but then he, he squandered his money. All right. Let's look at

  • number two. The Rothschilds are a filthy rich family and there are many who

  • believe they became that way through ill-gotten gains.

  • So yeah they were rich banking family and they might have been one of the ones

  • like buying up those houses before. I think one of the Rothschilds used to

  • have that that old quote. he said you know, ' The time to buy is when there's

  • blood in the street or when they're dropping bombs or something like that. So

  • always when times are really really bad and people are desperate. That's the time

  • you get the lowest prices. So he might have been one of the ones that they were

  • talking about. Let's look at number three. Jack became filthy rich after investing

  • in crypto currencies when they were, when they used to be just pennies for a

  • Bitcoin. Yeah. if you haven't thrown like a thousand or a few thousand dollars at

  • Bitcoin at that time. If you were brave enough to do that. You'd be a

  • multimillionaire today. So you could you could have become filthy rich. Anyway. I

  • hope it's clear. I hope you got it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 5. The adjective phrase


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英語の家庭教師ニックP形容詞句 (5) 不潔な金持ち (English Tutor Nick P Adjective Phrase (5) Filthy Rich)

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