There are any number of books that will help you learn entire word lists from ‘aberrant’ to ‘zenith.’ But slang expressions are harder to pick up if you only rely on your textbooks and word lists as your learning resources. Original article here.
What do you do when someone is annoying you endlessly? Sometimes you yell at them and put an end to it. And sometimes, I guess you just deal with it. We all know the word ‘deal’ I am sure, but this week we’ll look some idiomatic usage of this word. Original Article here.
The word ‘crash’, used idiomatically, refers to sleeping especially in the sense of staying over and spending the night in a particular place. When you talk about ‘crashing at’ some place, or about ‘crashing with’ someone, you are referring to temporary sleeping arrangements… Original article here.
A couple of interesting and fun expressions this week, that you can use in daily conversation, though we have no particular theme this time round…. Original article here.
I’d heard of this book, but never quite gotten around to reading it. That was a mistake, and I’m glad I eventually read the book. It is full of brilliant insights, and is really an incredible learning experience. I have mostly positive things to say about it, but I won’t go into those because enough has …
It’s common for everyone to have a schedule these days—elaborate plans packed with specific tasks to accomplish, places to be, appointments to keep, and so on. One of the consequences of tight schedules is that we always need to be going somewhere. And, in order to reach somewhere, we need to first leave from somewhere. …
A hot potato is an issue or a problem which is controversial in nature and has no easy resolution. This happens mostly because people on opposite sides of an issue are extreme in their opinion and feelings. Taking a stand on such an issue or offending either any group can be so risky…. Original article …
When you tell someone ‘let’s take it outside,’ you are offering an escalation of hostilities, most likely threatening them with a physical confrontation rather than a verbal one. This is a sort of thing you’ll see in the cowboy-focused Western movies…. Original article here.
“When you say something costs more, that is a neutral statement without any implicit judgement. However, when you say that ‘the prices have been jacked up,’ you are making a complaint…” Original article here.
In our quest to make machines that are human-like in intelligence, it is perhaps essential that, along the way, machines engage in quintessentially human activities such as the creation of art. Original article here.