Some of my students complain that American slang is incomprehensible to them and they are glad to learn British English, because “it’s easier to understand.” But other students have discovered that they were unable to understand anyone in London because they talked “slang.” Now the question is whether the problems were really caused by slang.… Continue reading Slang: Use It or Not?
At the exact moment when I was planning an idioms article for my Newsletter, a reader emailed me to ask for: …. idioms. He (or she, I’m not quite sure) had a specific list. His list was pretty good, so we’re using his list. No need to add anything! Part and parcel Means that it… Continue reading Take some Time to Learn a Few Great Idioms