Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Here’s an educational Thanksgiving video for you, and a message from Gary Oldman: Advertisements

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London School Bans Slang

In October a school in south London decided to ban slang: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/16/banning-slang-harris-academy-alienate-young-people Basically, silencing your students is never a good idea, yeah? But you should still know the difference between informal and formal language registers. The British slang terms below, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

In case you’ve wondered about all the poppies you see these days adorning the lapels of  many jackets in Britain and in other Commonwealth nations, here’s an article for you: http://jezebel.com/5858449/what-the-hell-are-those-poppy-pins-for. It briefly explains the significance of the poppy pin. … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember vs. Trick or Treat

“Remember, remember the Fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot; I know of no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.” Did you celebrate Guy Fawkes Night this year? No? Did you go to a Halloween Party? Uhm, yes? … Continue reading

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