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A Brand New Verb

There’s a new verb to add to your lexicon. I found out about it this morning while reading my iPhone’s news feed. The verb is “phubbing.” 259 more words

Life

Idiomatic Expressions

It’s good to learn the idiomatic expressions of a language you want to learn. Not everything is translated literally, and unless you learn these expressions, you’ll be left with scratching your head. 444 more words

French

Warts and all

This is a figure of speech meaning “including the bad parts.” I don’t like it, not because I’m opposed to including the bad parts, but because one time I had plantar’s warts, and sometimes I get terror flashbacks. 0.2/5

Ratings

Quirks

There are so many things that our parents have taught us. Many of these things are subconscious. Here are a few quirks and mannerisms that my husband has learned from his parents: 390 more words

Wondering

Colloquialisms

Came across this article today, An American Dialect Dictionary is Dying; Here Are Some Of Its Best Words.  It’s a good read, because I didn’t even know about DARE (Dictionary of American Regional English), there is a digital copy to paruse through (even if they did, sadly, lose their financial support), plus this is my sort of thing right here.   2,044 more words

Mississippi

You're A Cheesehead

When I tell you
my brother rides a Hog,
extend an invitation
to a Fryday,
spike your old fashioned
with brandy,
offer a Spotted Cow, 73 more words

Poetry

Bad Colloquialisms of the English Language

COLLOQUIALISMS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THAT DRIVE ME UP THE WALL:

A: Referring to a container as a “thing”.
EXAMPLE: I got a thing of cereal. 375 more words

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