_____on your slip

Woman: You must iron each pleat individually.

Man: Individually?

Woman: Yes.

Man: Oh, I can do that.

Woman: Oh, no. Let me iron it. I know how to iron.
No, please give me …

Man: Oh, you slipped on your slip.

Woman: Of course I slipped. You pushed me.

Man: I didn’t push you. You pulled so hard on your skirt that you tore it in two.

Woman: I tore my skirt in two? What are you talking about?
I did not tear my skirt. You tore my skirt and made me fall over and slip.

Man: On your slip.

Woman: It’s all your fault.

Man: Oh, you slipped on your slip. ←
Man: On your slip. ←

What does “on your slip” mean in this dialogue?

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The comedy is using two different definitions of slip.

To slip [ verb ] = like to slip on ice.
Slip [ noun ] = An undergarment worn by women under a dress or skirt.

The joke is that she got tangled in her slip (clothes) which caused her to slip and fall. So she slipped on her slip.


Thank you so much, NearlyNapping :two_hearts:

Slip [noun]
Doesn’t it mean “fault, mistake” in this dialogue?

On your slip
Doesn’t it mean “because of your mistake”?


After I watched it again I understand it differently than the first time. I think “on your slip” means she fell on top of her slip when she landed on the floor.


Nearlynapping is probably correct since she’s ironing and doing laundry. It might possibly be a pillowcase, but that would be less common. For the joke to work well, though, there should have been a previous reference - either verbal or visual - to a slip so that the tinman’s statement has some context.

And just to confuse things, in another context “slipped on a slip” could mean that she put on a slip.

What show are you watching?


Thank you so much, Arinker :two_hearts:

So, slip doesn’t mean “fault, mistake” in this case.

This is an old english learning video course.

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Thank you so much, NearlyNapping :two_hearts:

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Thank you so much for your likes, Torsten :two_hearts:

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