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00:34 

Anyone alive?)

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Hey, everyone). Anyone alive and still enthusiastic, eh?

Tell me about the amount of English in your life lately, would you? I've been working for almost three years in a place where I don't need English at all, and now I have to admit that my English became very poor(.

@темы: discussion

12:50 

English jokes and American jokes

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
I've bought two small books last year, "100 American jokes" and "100 English jokes". I've recognized most of the jokes or at least their themes: we could certainly acknowledge those jokes as our own Russian ones. There are two ways to explain this phenomenon: either a joke is something that just doesn't fit into the borders of one country, or the editor simply translated the jokes he knew into English and thought it would do))

American jokes:

A guy from Georgia enrolled at Harvard and on his first day he was walking across the campus and asked an upperclassman (drawling heavily), "Excuse me, can you tell me where the library is at?"
The upperclassman responded, "At Harvard we do not end sentences with prepositions."
The Georgian then replied, "Well then, could you tell me where the library is at, asshole?"

Some small-time crooks decided that people were so stupid that they would accept 18 dollar bills if somebody gave them any. So they carefully made some plates and printed some up, and went to a small town to try them out. They got up to a shopkeeper and talked for a while, then casually said, "Say, can you give my change for an 18 dollar bill?"
"Sure," said the old shopkeeper. "What would you like, three 6's or two 9's?"

English jokes:

For the first time in many years, an old man traveled from his rural town to the city to attend a movie. After buying his ticket, he stopped to purchase some popcorn.
Handing the attendant 1£, he couldn't help but comment, "The last time I came to the movies, popcorn was only 20 pence."
"Well, sir," the attendant replied with a grin, "You're really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now..."

When I was young I hated going to weddings; it seemed that all of my aunts and grandmotherly types used to come up to me, poke me in the ribs and cackle, "You're next".
They stopped that kind of thing after I started doing the same to them at funerals.

@темы: lol

02:17 

Let's play! Topics: My job

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Let's play! The game is called "Topics". You know, those "topics" that we were forced to learn by heart at school, like, "My family", "Winter holidays", "My flat" and etc)

Today the topic is: My job

You speak on the Topic, using three sentences.
The first one contains 3-5 words.
The second contains 6-10 words.
And the last one - 11-30 words.

Prepositions = words!
The best part of it: you can cheat)) I am = 2 words. I'm = 1 word.
I am going to = 4 words. I'm gonna = 2 words.

And of course try to make it humorous (if your job doesn't make you feel completely... tragic))

For example

I'll start)

1. My job is читать дальше

@темы: lol

14:21 

"Thousands of rubber ducks to land on British shores after 15 year journey" (c)

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)

Found this information in Elruu's journal) As I'm a huge rubber duck fan... *points up* ...I just can't help sharing)

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"10 JANUARY 1992: Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean nearly 29,000 First Years bath toys, including bright yellow rubber ducks, are spilled from a cargo ship in the PacificOcean."

"When several containers of children's bathtub toys spilled over a ship's side and were released into the Pacific Ocean, who would've thought a concerted research project to study the ocean's currents would be the result?"

"The armada of 29,000 plastic yellow ducks, blue turtles and green frogs broke free from a cargo ship 15 years ago. Since then they have travelled 17,000 miles, floating over the site where the Titanic sank, landing in Hawaii and even spending years frozen in an Arctic ice pack. And now they are heading straight for Britain. At some point this summer they are expected to be spotted on beaches in South-West England."

 

From here:
www.dailymail.co.uk
www.agu.org

 

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And you, guys?) Do you like rubber ducks? ;)


@темы: lol, discussion

15:40 

Staff and personnel?

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
What is the difference between "staff" and "personnel"?

@темы: help needed, translation

12:25 

Let's play - term-guessing

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
So, about slang and new terms - I promised to focus on it)

I suppose you lot know the great sites "Word Spy" and "Urban Dictionary"? There you can find the "new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources."

There are many pretty funny words there) You want to know what are the "refrigerator rights", "ego wall", "wikiality", "football widow", "to google"?)

Let's play a game!)

Rules

Ready? Steady? Go!

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Round One

1) ego wall
2) football widow it is... guessed by Electronic Elric
3) ad creep
4) dramality
5) to google it is... guessed by Kleo Scanti
6) zombie computer it is... guessed by Loreleia
7) warm line
8) voicism
9) stealth parenting
10) speed dating

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If this is interesting, we'll play it on a regular basis)

So, ta-da! The Links: "Word Spy" and "Urban Dictionary"

@темы: let's do it (a new idea tag), lol, that's useful, translation

11:35 

About drawing

Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
Do you like to draw? Have you ever attended a drawing-school? If yes, did you like it? If no, would you like to?

@темы: kings and cabbage

18:29 

About tags and links.

Alario
Не бойтесь же: вы лучше многих воробьев. (Св. Евангелие от Матфея, 10:31)
First of all, here is a list of tags which I thought could be useful:

Down there

What other tags do we need?)

Also, about useful links. I suggest that we all have some links concerning English. Let's share. We have a "My Links" option and also we can make a list in epigraph.

@темы: administration, discussion, links, that's useful

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