Understanding British Humour

Understanding British Humour Over the years, I have heard many people talk about the British sense of humour. Yes, it’s correctly spelt ‘humour’ – it’s not our fault if Americans can’t spell properly! Anyway, lots of people say they love the British sense of humour, but many more say they just don’t understand [...]

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Common English Idioms

Popular English Idioms In English, there are many, many idioms (also called idiomatic expressions). An idiom is an expression or phrase which has a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words. In other words, idioms don't mean exactly what they say. Common English Idioms (..to have) a short [...]

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English Idioms – Being Stupid

Common English Idioms About describing stupid These English idioms can be used to say that somebody is (very, or a little) stupid. The lights are on but nobody's home. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. A few cards short of a deck. About as sharp as [...]

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English Idioms – Death and Dying

Common English Idioms Describing death and dying In English, there are many, many idioms (also called idiomatic expressions). An idiom is an expression or phrase which has a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words. In other words, idioms don't mean exactly what they say. These English idioms mean [...]

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