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Soccer in Hong Kong - 踢波

Recently I had the chance to join some locals for a friendly soccer game in Hong Kong. Activities like these are always a great opportunity to pick up some new vocabulary (especially slang words). 134 more words

Bad Words

Ugly dove...

갸 거 하비 가비 까빅
kya ke hapi kapi nkapik
/kʲa: ke ha:’pi ka:’pi ᵑka:’pik/
IMP O dove be.ugly kiss-NEG
Don’t kiss the ugly dove!!

Assure vs. Insure vs. Ensure: Knowing the Difference

When is it appropriate to use assure vs. ensure vs. insure? Although these words sound the same and share the general meaning “to make sure,” we can  226 more words


On Vocabulary: TBU

The acronym TBU stands for “true but useless”. I first came across the term in reading a Fast Company article. It’s a concept well-worth remembering, that many analyses of the data don’t do any good to address the problem at hand. 168 more words


Word of the Day - "eigentlich"

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day. And today we’ll have a look at the meaning of


Eigentlich is super tricky. 2,803 more words

Word Of The Day

Righting an Historic Wrong? (2 Points)



The famous writer O. Henry (who coincidentally called Austin home for several years) wrote a sad short story called “The Furnished Room,” which begins: “Restless, shifting, fugacious as time itself is a certain vast bulk of the population of the red brick district of the lower West Side.” Many English speakers won’t recognize the fancy word… 155 more words

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