LL: Shrink is a somewhat negative slang term for a psychiatrist. If you tell someone that he needs to see a shrink, it means that you think he's crazy.
LL: Yeah, but shrink isn't usually a nice way to refer to psychiatrists.
LL: Well, for instance, if my dad were a psychiatrist, I wouldn't describe him to other people as a shrink.
LL: No, it's because shrink is just not a very respectful word.
LL: Are you trying to imply that I'm crazy, Li Hua?
LL: It is more acceptable nowadays, but a lot of people are still very uncomfortable about the idea of seeing a shrink.
LL: No, shrinks help people who are depressed or are having family problems. Actually, most of the people who see a shrink probably aren't what we would call crazy.
LL: Actually, my Dad's best friend is a shrink. He works with children that have social disorders.
LL: Very funny, Li Hua.
LL: Hey, Li Hua, were you grossed out by the murder scene in that movie?
LH: 你说电影里那段谋杀的情节怎么样？什么是gross out？
LL: Grossed out means disgusted. So, did that scene gross you out?
LH: Gross out就是让人感到恶心，你这么一说我就想起来，那段剧情真是够可怕的，有好多血噢！我是真的觉得gross out！
LL: Yeah, me too. Usually scenes like that don't bother me too much because I know they're fake, but that one was particularly nasty. I was really grossed out.
LH: 我啊，一看到血就受不了了。前几天，我不小心摔伤了膝盖，看到血流出来，我差点儿没昏倒 - I almost grossed out.
LL: I guess that it's a good thing you decided not to be a surgeon. Otherwise, you'll be grossed out all the time.
LL: Yeah, in medical school, you have to study dead bodies.
LL: Wow, I guess you do get grossed out easily.