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Looking through the latest videos by Philochko on Youtube, I came across a couple of ones that I really liked and enjoyed watching. In the videos, he explains a lot of slang words and expressions that were used in a really amazing cartoon by Tex Avery – “Symphony in Slang“. It is really awesome!!!
According to Wikipedia, “Symphony in Slang” is a 1951 cartoon short directed by Tex Avery, written by Rich Hogan and released by MGM. Minimalist and abstract in style (many of the “gags” are created either with single, still frames or limited animation), it tells the story of a man John Brown, who finds himself at the Pearly Gates explaining the story of his life to a bewildered Saint Peter and Noah Webster using slang of that era. The majority of the short is made up of sight gags based on Peter and Webster’s imagined, literal understandings of such phrases as “I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth” and “Outside it was raining cats and dogs.”
If you like English, you must WATCH IT!
And here are the clarifications from Philochko.
Have fun! 🙂
I found a very interesting video on YouTube recently. You should probably watch it and enjoy.
I’ve been surfing the net and accidentally encountered an amazing website for learning English – BBC: Learning English.
The web site is full of videos, news articles, grammar and vocabulary and other very interesting and useful materials. All – free! In addition, there are quizzes for those who want to check how well they learnt.
I hope this information is helpful. Enjoy!
Another funny video from EngVid!
Don't take a piss.
Don't take the piss. What’s the difference? Piss has many meanings in English! Learn some slang expressions you can use in a pub or at a party! In this lesson, I teach the following vocabulary and expressions:
take a piss,
take the piss,
Source: Slang in English – PISS.
This teacher makes me laugh! 🙂
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Hello. Another funny poem for you!
Seven wise men with knowledge so fine,
Created a pussy to their design.
First was a butcher, smart and with,
Using a knife, he gave it a slit.
Second was a carpenter, strong and bold,
Using a hammer and chisel, he gave it a hole.
Third was a tailor, tall and thin,
With a piece of red velvet, he lines it within.
Fourth was a hunter, short and stout,
With a piece of fox fur, he lined it without.
Fifth was a fisherman nasty as hell,
He threw in a fish, and gave it a smell.
Next came a preacher whose name was McGee,
Touched it and blessed it and said it could pee.
Last came a biker, dirty little nut,
Sucked it and fucked it and called it a cunt.
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Hello, dear English learners!
We’ve got one enjoyable video for you!
The text of the poem
by G. Nolst Trenite’ a.k.a. “Charivarius” 1870 – 1946
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer…
Read the whole poem here.
Have a nice day!
Another story for you, dear readers. Enjoy.
A plane is on its way to Houston when a blonde in Economy Class gets up and moves to the First Class section and sits down.
The flight attendant watches her do this and asks to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde that she paid for Economy and that she will have to sit in the back. The blonde replies “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to Houston and I’m staying right here!”
The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the co-pilot that there is a blonde bimbo sitting in First Class who belongs in Economy and won’t move back to her seat. The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for Economy she will have to leave and return to her seat.
The blonde replies, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to Houston and I’m staying right here!”
The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest this blonde woman who won’t listen to reason.
The pilot says “You say she’s blonde? I’ll handle this. I’m married to a blonde. I speak blonde.”
He goes back to the blonde, whispers in her ear, and she says “Oh, I’m Sorry, ” and she gets up and moves back to her seat in the Economy section.
The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and asked him what he said to make her move without any fuss.
“I told her First Class isn’t going to Houston.
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Howdy, dear readers!
Today we start the Monthly Translation Contest!
You are given a paragraph in English. The task is to translate the paragraph into your native language (or into one of the common languages). You don’t have to provide the exact translation.
The main point is that you must get the idea and explain it in your language. Also, you are to identify the source of the paragraph (at least point out the direction where the text could be found).
If you include this to make a call to another constructor in the same class, the other constructor would have either an explicit this call in the beginning of the code block or an explicit or implicit (added by the compiler) super call. If the other constructor had a this call, then at the end of this chain, a super call would be made eventually.
Source: Find it out!
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Good afternoon, English learners, and welcome to our English Tech Blog.
Today we have a funny story for you. Have fun.
A woman and her lover are in the house while the husband is at work. Her nine year old son comes in, and after seeing them making love he hides in the wardrobe and watches them. All of a sudden the husband comes. Wife hides her lover in the wardrobe, without knowing that her son is in there. Boy:
– It’s dark here.
– Yes it is.
– I’ve got a soccer ball.
– That’s nice.
– Do you want to buy it?
– No, thanks.
– My dad is outside.
– Ok, how much?
– 250 dollars.
After a few weeks man and boy run into each other again in the wardrobe. Boy:
– It’s dark here.
– Yes it is.
– I’ve got a soccer cleats.
Remembering what happened last time, man asks:
– How much?
– 750 dollars.
After few days, father says to his son:
– Lets go and play soccer.
– I can’t, I sold the ball and the cleats.
– How much did you get?
– 1000 dollars.
– That is terrible, how could you ask so much money…. that’s much more than they are worth. That’s a sin, so you should go to the church and confess.
Father takes his son to the church confessional. Boy gets in, closes the door and says:
– It’s dark here.
– Don’t start with that shit again!!!
Hello, dear readers.
Today we have a few interesting phrases or labels in English that can be found in different countries and places. Be aware – it is not correct English! The correct variant is also provided.
1. Cocktail lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.
Correct: Ladies are requested not to take children to the bar.
2. At a Budapest zoo:
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.
Correct: Please, do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, ask the guard on duty for permission.
3. Doctor’s office in Rome:
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.
Correct: Specialist in problems of women and other diseases.
4. Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner. Japan:
COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN YOUR ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL
Correct: … please, control (operate) it by yourself.
5. In Aamchi Mumbai restaurant:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WEEKENDS TOO.
Correct: Open all week including weekends.
6. The best! In a Tokyo bar:
SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS.
Correct: Special cocktails with nuts for the ladies.
7. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS,
ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY.
Correct: You are welcome to visit cemetery daily except Thursday. It is the place where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists and writers are buried.
8. Hotel, Zurich:
BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM,
IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
Correct: … it is suggested that the lobby be used for entertaining.
9. Advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE LATEST METHODISTS.
Correct: Teeth are extracted using the latest methods.
10. A laundry in Rome:
LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.
Correct: Ladies, leave your outer clothes here. Spend the afternoon having a good time.
11. Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia:
TAKE ONE OF OUR HORSE-DRIVEN CITY TOURS. WE GUARANTEE NO MISCARRIAGES.
Correct: horse-driven !?
12. Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?
Correct: No mistake. Just funny.
13. The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong:
GUARANTEED TO WORK THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE.
Correct: Can’t get the humor here. Can you?
14. Airline ticket office, Copenhagen:
WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
Correct: We take your bags and send them wherever you need.
15. In a Japanese cemetery:
PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES.
Correct: ? It is so terrible…
The source available at: http://lingualeo.ru/jungle/13043
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