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Earning money on Youtube

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The most popular Youtube videos are now earning money for their producers – a lot of money. Let's take a look at two examples that you are sure to enjoy. 

On Sundays I enjoy reading the Bangkok Post's Sunday magazine "Brunch". There are lots of different kinds of stories and I always learn something new. About two weeks ago, there was a story about youtube, one of my favourite website sites.

Did you know that some of the people who post videos on youtube earn money – a lot of money?

How do they earn money? If their videos are very popular, they can attract advertising. And when viewers click on the ads, both youtube and the video maker, earn money.

One person who seems to be earning a great deal of money on youtube is Dane Boedigheimer, the creator of "The Annoying Orange". It is easy to understand why. Altogether his videos have been viewed more 350 million times. Estimated earnings for one year: $288,000 (About 9 million baht)

Below are two of the most popular examples. As you will see, Orange is more than a little annoying. He is very very very annoying.

For the most part, the videos are easy to understand, but I will give you a little help with some of the more difficult words and the sentences that are spoken quickly.

annoying – making you feel slightly angry or impatient น่ารำคาญ


 Here is what Orange, Apple and Pear said to each other:

(Orange) Hey Apple. Hey Apple, etc.

(Apple) What? What? What is it?

(Orange) Orange (Aren't) you glad I didn't say "apple" again?

(Apple) Yeah, that joke was funny the first 400 times you said it. (Apple is annoyed and tired of hearing it)

(Orange) Hey Apple, you look fruity.

(Apple, Yeah that was hilarious.

(Orange) Hey, Apple.

(Apple) What?

(Orange) Can you do 10 pushups in 10 seconds? 

(Apple) What kind of question is that? I don't even have arms. How am I going to do one pushup?

(Orange) Hey, hey Apple.

(Apple) What?

(Orange) Can you do this?  Nah, nah, nah ......

(Apple) No.

(Orange) Try it.

(Apple) No, stop it....OK, you've made your point. Stop it....Would you please be quiet? For crying out loud. Would you stop yammering for longer than three seconds. I can't even hear myself think.

(Orange) Hey Apple.

(Apple) What?

(Orange) Knife.

(Apple) Huh? (Screams)

(Orange) Oh... I warned you...That looks like it hurts.....I tried to warn him.

(Orange) Hey, Pear.

(Pear) Oh, God.

hilarious – very funny ตลกขบขัน (Apple is being sarcastic, เสียดสี, ถากถาง, พูดเยาะเย้ย so he says the opposite of what he means.)
push up – a physical exercise in which you lie down with your face towards the floor and use your arms to raise and lower your body การออกกำลังแบบวิดพื้น
For crying out loud – used for expressing anger
yammering – talking or complaining a lot พูดคุยเสียงดังและยืดยาว



 First of all, you should know that a tomato is actually a fruit, but many people think it is a vegetable. Secondly, you will hear the American pronunciation of tomato (ta MEI toe), not the British (ta MAH toe).

Here is what Orange and Tomato said to each other.

(Orange) I'm bored

(Tomato) Whoa, Where am I?

(Orange) Hey Apple, you're back.

(Tomato) What?

(Orange) Hey Apple, where have you been?

(Tomato) Are you talking to me?

(Orange) Hey Apple, Hey Apple

(Tomato) I'm not an apple.

(Orange) Yeah, you are. You're red, so you're an apple.

(Tomato)  No, no, no. You see, I'm a tomato.

(Orange) Tomato? You look like an apple.

(Tomato) No, no, I'm a fruit like an apple but I'm not an apple.
(Orange) What? No you're not. You're a vegetable.

(Tomato) That's a common misconception, but a tomato like myself, I'm a .....

(Orange) Hey, hey Apple. Can you spit seeds?

(Tomato) What?

(Orange) Like this...

(Tomato) Aow. What the heck is wrong with you?

(Orange) I'm an orange.

(Tomato) Don't you ever do that to a tomato. Don't you know how easily I bruise?

(Orange) You're a toe may toe?

(Tomato) It's tomato.

(Orange) Toe may toe.

(Tomato) Ta may toe. Tomato. It's not hard.

(Orange) Yeah, you're a vegetable.

(Tomato) Fruit. I'm a fruit!

(Orange) Ah, Ah. You can't be a fruit and a vegetable.

(Tomato) I know. I'm not. I'm a fruit. Tomatoes are fruits.

(Orange) No, you're not. You're a vegetable – like a pumpkin.

(Tomato) Pumpkins are fruits too, you moron.

(Orange) Yeah, and elephants are microwaves.

(Tomato) I hate oranges.

(Orange) You're an apple.

(Tomato) I'm a tomato.

(Orange) Apple

(Tomato) Tomato, etc. etc.

(Orange) Blender.

(Tomato) Huh?

(Orange) Whoa.

(Tomato) Hey Buddy. Don't press the button.

(Orange) What does that button do?

(Tomato) Don't press the button Don't press the button. Screams

(Orange) Tomato, are you OK?  ... Aw, you're juicy.... If you were a fruit, you'd be in a real jam.

(Orange) Hey tomato. Good to see you. I was hoping we could catch up. Get it? Ketchup....Why aren't you laughing?

bored – feeling impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do เบื่อ  (not boring น่าเบื่อ which would mean that you make other people feel bored)
misconception – a wrong belief or opinion as a result of not understanding something ความเข้าใจผิด
spit – to force something out from your mouth พ่น,ถุย, บ้วนน้ำลาย
bruise – to damage a piece of fruit and cause a soft brown area to appear on its surface  ทำให้เป็นรอยช้ำ
moron – an insulting word for someone who behaves in a stupid way  คนปัญญาอ่อน
jam – (1) a sweet sticky food made from boiled fruit and sugar that is usually spread onto bread  แยม (2)  a difficult situation สถานการณ์ที่ยุ่งยาก
catch up – to talk to someone you have not seen for some time and find out what they have been doing
ketchup  – a thick red sauce made from tomatoes น้ำจิ้มที่ทำจากมะเขือเทศ

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