20 astonishing holiday complaints

Presented to you, for your entertainment and pleasure – 20 of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid travel complaints made to tour operators. A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent. 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure… Read More

Battle of the sexes: Rules for women: A Funny List of Rules that Men wish Women Knew

Here is a list of rules that men secretly wish women followed. If you don’t believe it, ask your guy, but first convince him he won’t get in trouble for being honest. Rules For Women This is a list of rules that guys wished women knew… 1. Learn to work the toilet seat: if it’s… Read More

Different types of English from Across the Globe: British vs. American

For some years now, linguists have understood that English has moved from being a second language to becoming a global instrument of communication. Therefore, it is accepted that there is an English “language” spoken in the United States and regionally within it, which is somewhat different from that in England, South Africa, Australia, India, and… Read More

My 320 BMW won’t drive during the Night only during the Day

Practical jokes differ from confidence tricks or hoaxes in that the victim finds out, or is let in on the joke, rather than being talked into handing over money or other valuables. Practical jokes are generally lighthearted and without lasting effect; they aim to make the victim feel humbled or foolish, but not victimized or humiliated. Thus most practical jokes… Read More

Slang: Johnson & Wang & Co.

In language learning, it’s important to tackle all the nuances of the language in question, and that includes slang, as well. Although very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, slang is essential for maintaining a conversation with native English speakers. Na aprendizagem de línguas, é importante enfrentar todas as faces da língua… Read More

Efeito McGurk: Peter Kay apresenta letras de músicas mal ouvidas

O efeito McGurk é um fenômeno perceptivo que demonstra uma interação entre audição e visão na percepção da fala. A ilusão ocorre quando o componente auditivo de um som é emparelhado com o componente visual de outro som, levando à percepção de um terceiro som. A informação visual que uma pessoa obtém ao ver uma pessoa falar muda a maneira como ela ouve o… Read More

Customer Experience Gone Wrong

To whom it may concern, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his depositing the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course,… Read More