Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Deja Vu

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Have you ever experienced deja vu? Who has never felt, at least once, the feeling of deja vu a previously unknown location, ever met a person that you do not yet know, or already experienced a totally new event? In other words, have you ever experienced a sudden feeling of… Read more »

A fine line

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A fine line ⭕ A fine line, also a thin line, in this sense, fine means thin. So a fine line is a very thin line, used figuratively to refer to a small difference or distinction between things: There’s a fine line between testing someone and entrapping them. Sometimes there’s only a very fine line between genius and madness. Usually, one of the things is good or OK,… Read more »

Bugs Are For Girls

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Bugs Are For Girls ⭕ After a mother of a young girl contacted the Entomological Society of Canada looking for help and guidance for her insect-loving daughter who was being teased by her classmates, her story went viral on Twitter, and she received support from around the world. A young girl who… Read more »

Happy Internaut Day

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Happy Internaut Day ⭕ Can you imagine a day without access to the Internet? Most of us today take the internet for granted — for kids especially it has always been there but of course for the older generations we can remember a world before the internet. Dear Internauts, the Internet is a huge… Read more »

To see a man about a dog

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⭕ There’s no doubt about it: English is a challenging language to learn, and that’s largely because it’s full of bizarre colloquialisms that, when you stop and think about them, don’t appear to make much sense to anybody. ⭕ To see a man about a dog, or to see a man about a… Read more »

Life’s Most Persistent Question

Life’s most persistent question is: What are you doing for others? This week, I challenge you as I challenge myself to find something you can contribute to. It may be time out of your day, an ear to listen to a grieving heart, a smile and hello that may make a… Read more »

Amused Bemused

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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

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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… Read more »

Urban Myth

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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

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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 »