You can do it: coffee!

The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries… Read More

Slang: Johnson & Wang & Co.

Na aprendizagem de línguas, é importante enfrentar todas as faces da língua em questão e isso inclui gírias também. Embora seja uma linguagem muito informal que geralmente é falada em vez de escrita, as gírias são essenciais para manter uma conversa com falantes nativos do idioma inglês. In language learning, it’s important to tackle all… Read More

Foreign language learners should be exposed to slang in the classroom and here’s why…

Summary: Experts say English slang and regional dialect should not be banned from classrooms but when you’re getting to grips with a second language how helpful is it to learn non-standard lingo? Very, says Sascha Stollhans, of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University, who argues that standardised language norms are artificial and… Read More

Os alunos de línguas estrangeiras devem ser expostos a gírias na sala de aula e aqui está o motivo…

Resumo: Os especialistas dizem que as gírias no idioma ingles e os dialetos regionais não devem ser banidos das salas de aula, mas quando você está começando a se familiarizar com um segundo idioma, o quão útil é aprender um jargão diferente do padrão? Muito, diz Sascha Stollhans, do Departamento de Línguas e Culturas da… Read More

Top Twenty Ways to Tell Someone Their Fly Is Unzipped

20. The cucumber has left the salad. 19. I can see the gun of Navarone. 18. Someone tore down the wall, and your Pink Floyd is hanging out. 17. You’ve got Windows on your laptop. 16. Sailor Ned’s trying to take a little shore leave. 15. Your soldier ain’t so unknown now. 14. Quasimodo needs… Read More

Vending machines and paradigm shifting: creativity and innovation

Once upon a time vending machines would only sell candy and soft drinks. That time is gone and nowadays the array of products goes beyond imagination, from Champagne to health food, umbrellas, cupcakes, ties, electronics and much more. And when you think the possibilities have reached the end, there comes someone else with yet another… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home By: Andrea Lozoya* This article was originally published at Porch.com Related article: Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life (birdgei.com) We’ve all heard the old adage that if it can happen, it will – but that doesn’t have to be the case! While it’s true that there are… Read More

Funny Tik Tok Captions? Typos vs. Misspelling

With the exception of social media professionals and academic journalists, the majority of what is written by the general public on social media is not edited, supervised or checked to ensure that proper use of the English language is taken into consideration. That being said, the number of typos and mistakes might lead to undesireble reactions,… Read More