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Why does your phone make this noise on powered by audio will tell the stories behind the sounds you hear every day sounds that inform, entertain, get our attention and sometimes save our lives. This is Randy Zukerberg. Meet the people who are developing audio technologies on our new podcast, powered by audio available everywhere you listen to podcasts powered by audio is supported by EPOs. Find out more at EPOs Audio Dotcom.

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This is a download from BBC Learning English to find out more. Visit our website. Hello and welcome to the English we speak I'm 50 and I'm Roy. Well, I'm glad you're here, Fethiye. I'm really upset. Rob just sent me an email saying thanks for all my hard work and that I was a goat.

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I think that email was intended for me, for I am the goat. It makes me very happy when people call me that.

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You like being called a goat? No. Roy Goat is an acronym for the greatest of all time. That's why that email was meant for me.

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Oh, that makes more sense about why Rob would call me a goat, because I did bake him over a thousand biscuits.

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Well, I'll buy him 2000 biscuits from the shop and then we'll see who Rob thinks is the goat. Clearly everyone thinks it's me.

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You're very competitive. Safet plus I baked not bought the biscuits. Let's calm down while we listen to some examples of that.

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Footballer is truly amazing. Every ball she touches ends in a goal. She's the goat. Have you seen the new film in the Pelican series, the special effects story and acting are all perfect. It's the goat. My friend said that Ed Sheeran is the goat, but I'm not sure I agree. He's not my favorite artist.

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I mean, this is the English. We speak from BBC, Learn English, and we are talking about the expression goat. Goat is short for the greatest of all time and is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.

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Yes. For example, footballers or other sports stars who you think are number one. You can call them the goat.

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It can be a way to express your opinion. You can even use it for video games or films.

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For example, the film that I think is The Goat is don't even finish that sentence, Roy.

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No film that you like could be considered good, let alone the goat, right?

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Well, at least Rob thinks I'm the goat. I'll go and say thanks to him for his kind email.

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OK, Roy. Bye bye. Why does your phone make this noise on powered by audio will tell the stories behind the sounds you hear every day sounds that inform, entertain, get our attention and sometimes save our lives. This is Randi Zuckerberg. Meet the people who are developing audio technologies on our new podcast, powered by audio available everywhere you listen to podcasts powered by audio is supported by EPOs. Find out more at EPOs Audio Dotcom.