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Words and Their Stories: Know Your Enemy

Words and Their Stories: Know Your Enemy

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Do you have an enemy? Hopefully, you don’t. An enemy is someone who hates you and you hate them back. An enemy threatens you, attacks you o...

Words and Their Stories: Besties, Buds, BFFs ... Friends!

Words and Their Stories: Besties, Buds, BFFs ... Friends!

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We often say, “You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.” This expression means that our friends are the people we choos...

Words and Their Stories: Let’s Play the Brain Game

Words and Their Stories: Let’s Play the Brain Game

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The brain is a complex and amazing organ. So, it is only natural that the word "brain" is used in many expressions in American English. Ch...

Words and Their Stories: Feel the Pinch

Words and Their Stories: Feel the Pinch

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There are many expressions in American English to describe the situation of not having much money ... or any money! Learn what it means to ...

Words and Their Stories: Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

Words and Their Stories: Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

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In part two of our series on Latin’s influence on American English, we learn more Latin words and phrases. From popular movies to rock song...

Words and Their Stories: More Latin for Your English!

Words and Their Stories: More Latin for Your English!

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In part two of our series on Latin’s influence on American English, we learn more Latin words and phrases. From popular movies to rock song...

Words and Their Stories: Mortgage and Other 'Death' Words

Words and Their Stories: Mortgage and Other 'Death' Words

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Unless you pay for a new home in cash, you'll need a mortgage, or "death pledge." On second thought, the word "mortgage" sounds nicer. ...

Words and Their Stories: Let’s Go on a Space Trip!

Words and Their Stories: Let’s Go on a Space Trip!

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You do not need to spend $50 million on a ticket to the moon. Just close your eyes and come with us to a trip into outer space! Learn idioms...

Words and Their Stories: 'You're Giving Me the Creeps!'

Words and Their Stories: 'You're Giving Me the Creeps!'

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"You're giving me the ...!" The jitters, the creeps, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, goose bumps, butterflies, and a heart attack ... yo...

Words and Their Stories: OK, Okay, Okey-Dokey Are A-Okay

Words and Their Stories: OK, Okay, Okey-Dokey Are A-Okay

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Okay, on Words and Their Stories this week we look at one of the most commonly used words in the English language and maybe around the world...

Words and Their Stories: What Is That Thing Called?

Words and Their Stories: What Is That Thing Called?

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Independence Day is a huge celebration in the United States. People celebrate by having parades and picnics and usually end the day with fir...

Words and Their Stories: Independence Day

Words and Their Stories: Independence Day

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Independence Day is a huge celebration in the United States. People celebrate by having parades and picnics and usually end the day with fir...

Words and Their Stories: Don't Be Caught With Your Pants Down

Words and Their Stories: Don't Be Caught With Your Pants Down

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Are you too big for your boots? Do you often fly by the seat of your pants? Learn what these clothing expressions mean and so many others. Y...

Words and Their Stories: Celebrating Fathers!

Words and Their Stories: Celebrating Fathers!

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On the third Sunday in June, Americans take time to recognize and thank a special person in the family – fathers! Father's Day celebrates ...

Let the Sun Shine In

Let the Sun Shine In

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We wouldn't last long without our sun. So, it's only natural that we have many expressions that use the word "sun." And many songs are a...

Maverick, A Truly American Word

Maverick, A Truly American Word

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There are mavericks in sports, politics, movies ... just about everywhere. But who are mavericks? Learn what the word “maverick” means and...

Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Words That Are Their Own Opposites

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Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, learn words seem to fight themselves -- they are their own opposites! Well, depending on the context. Context ...

Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses!

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Horses are part of the history and romance of the Old American West. These days, they are popular for sport and entertainment. So, it is eas...

Common French Words in American English

Common French Words in American English

图文2015-05-17 11:28:06

English is loaded with French words. Even if they mean something bad they sound so good. So read on to learn how to say them properly. Pictu...