Amused Bemused

Amused Bemused

Amused Bemused English language can be rather confusing at times, especially when it comes to similar sounding words. You may be confused by the words amused and bemused. They sound so much the same but mean something completely different. This could bemuse some and amuse others. Don’t let it befuddle… Read more »

Irony

Oxford Junior   May 23, 2016   3 Comments on Irony
Ambidextrous

Irony What you think irony means: Something that is funny.What irony really means: Contrary to what you are expecting. Let me explain the irony in the comic above, it’s humorous because if you were to give your right arm, you could no longer be ambidextrous! Ambidextrous means to be able to use… Read more »

Urban Myth

Urban Myth

Urban Myth Find below an actual conversation recorded on channel 106 of the maritime emergency frequency off the Galatian coast of Spain between Spaniards and Americans the 16th of October, 1997. Apparently, it has been released only recently. Spaniard: This is A-853, please alter your heading 15 degrees to the… Read more »

Habits Good Bad

Bad Habits

Habits Good Bad “You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you.” In other words, what you do, you become. You end up where you’re headed. You alone can decide to stay the course, or change directions. Either way, you’ll end up exactly where you’re heading…. Read more »

Interesting

Interesting One

Interesting ⭕ What makes someone more interesting than another person? That’s not always an easy question to answer. The honest answer is that you’re probably perfectly fascinating — but you can always become more so. It’s a question of collecting new skills, knowledge, and experiences and learning how to share them… Read more »

Quality Time

Quality Time

Quality Time Quality time (QT) as defined in Wikipedia is an informal reference to time spent with close family, partners or friends that is in some way important, special, productive or profitable. It is time that is set aside for paying full and undivided attention to the person or matter… Read more »

Imagination

Oxford Junior   April 30, 2016   No Comments on Imagination
Imagination One

Imagination ⭕ The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “imagination” as the ability to imagine things that are not real, the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced, the ability to think of new things, something that only exists or happens in your mind…. Read more »

Awesome

Oxford Junior   April 25, 2016   No Comments on Awesome
Awesome

Awesome ⭕ An awesome something or someone is amazing, breathtaking, or overwhelming. Like travelling the globe in a hot air balloon or visiting the Taj Mahal. Or, if you’re 7, hearing someone burp the alphabet. ⭕ Awesome popped on the scene around 1600, probably in a church. It first meant “profoundly reverential,”… Read more »

Hay Fever

Oxford Junior   April 22, 2016   No Comments on Hay Fever
Hay Fever Boy

Hay Fever Allergy: An allergy is a physical reaction to some specific food or substance. If you have an allergy, it can range from mild — itchy eyes in the springtime — to serious — being unable to breathe after eating a peanut. People have allergies to all kinds of things,… Read more »

Philatelist

Philatelist

Philatelist ⭕ Don’t call a coin collector a philatelist. That word is reserved for people who collect stamps. If you’re going to become a philatelist, start saving those old envelopes. ⭕ The phil- at the beginning of philatelist gives you a hint as to its meaning: it means “love” — a Francophile… Read more »