This is somewhat of a bizarre one, so please bear with me.
The other day, someone posted a really weird message in a Mandarin learning Facebook group. It started,
“Mandarin passé since 1911, period.” Don’t bother with Mandarin.
It was … Read the rest
If you are reading this thinking, “The title is wrong” that it should be, “You and I“, then this is precisely for you!
Note that the picture I have used (under Fair Use) is from a … Read the rest
The hardest word in the English language for non-native speakers?
Feel free to comment below.
This is edited from a TV Show called “Modern Life is Goodish“, by Dave Gorman.
The full, unedited, episode is available on … Read the rest
Word of the day, 5th April 2015
I couldn’t really choose any other word for this Easter day.
The English word dates from about the 12th century, and was specifically linked to this event: “the name of … Read the rest
Word of the day, 3rd April 2015
You might be thinking this is an odd word to choose for Good Friday, but I felt that you will hear many explanations about that from elsewhere.
(Also, don’t be confused … Read the rest
Word of the day, 2nd April 2015
One of my friends recently got married (I saw some pictures yesterday, so perhaps I really ought to change the name of these posts to “word of yesterday”).
After getting married, … Read the rest
Word of the day, 1st April 2015
April Fool’s Day /ˈeɪprəl fuːlz deɪ/
Don’t believe everything you hear today – if there’s a news story that sounds a bit strange, or too good to be true, it may well be … Read the rest
Word of the day, 19th March 2015
I guess there really was only one word I could choose today:
eclipse /ɪˈklɪps/ (noun and verb)
I am sure you know this meaning: “the total or partial obscuring of one celestial … Read the rest
Word of the day, 18th March 2015
respite /ˈrɛspaɪt/ (noun)
– a pause from exertion; interval of rest
– a temporary delay
– a temporary stay of execution; reprieve
I was unable to write a word of the day earlier, … Read the rest