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| English Slang 4

Posted by admin at 2005, September 23, 9:14 PM
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Caff - a cafe, often cheap and local.'Shall we head down to the caff for lunch, Sarah?'Cake-hole - Mouth. 'If he stopped using his cake-hole so much we might have some peace and quiet around here!'Cackhanded - Clumsy, devoid of dexterity. 'Young Simon is too cackhanded for a job at the garage.'Cancer stick - Cigarette.' Got any cancer sticks with you?'Camp - Gay, or effeminate style of movement. Anyone can be 'camp' even if not gay.' I like the hat, Richard, but it's a little too camp for you.'Caned - Very drunk, intoxicated.'After last night she was so caned!'Cans - Headphones. 'Put the cans on and let's hear how the music sounds.'Carrot top - Someone with ginger or red hair.' Your sister is a real carrot top, James.'Catching flies - To sit blankly with your mouth open.' Hey Victoria, wak ...

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| English Breakfast

Posted by admin at 2005, September 23, 9:12 PM
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In England we tend to eat three meals a day. Many people eat their biggest meal in the evening which is often called supper or dinner. Breakfast is usually between 7am and 9am. What do the English eat for Breakfast?Well, this varies a lot from person to person and some people skip breakfast altogether (although it is widely considered unhealthy to do so by most English people). I expect you think you already know what an English breakfast consists of (or dare I say it, the 'full English Breakfast'). Most people would say that the English breakfast was eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, baked beans and fried bread. According to a survey of commuting workers a more typical English breakfast nowadays is more likely to be a simple bowl of cereal, a slice of toast or bread, orange juice and ...

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| English Slang 3

Posted by admin at 2005, September 23, 9:09 PM
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Backhander - A bribe, 'He was taking backhanders and when they found out he got fired.'

Babe magnet - A sexually attractive male, 'Chris is such a babe magnet.'

Backy - Tobacco, 'Pass me the backy, Tim.'

Bad mouth - To insult someone or something, 'He was bad mouthing his friend and they never even knew!'

Bag of Bones -a very thin or starving person or animal, 'Look at that poor doggie - it's nothing but a bag of bones.'

Banana - affectionate way to refer to someone who has done something a little silly, 'You're such a banana.'

Bang to rights -caught doing something wrong, 'He tried to take her money but the police got him bang to rights.'

Barf - to vomit , 'He drank alot at the party and then he barfed all over my kitchen.'

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| Is this England or Britain?

Posted by admin at 2005, September 22, 3:19 PM
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When people actually use the word 'England', they often mean 'Great Britain' or 'The United Kingdom'. When used this way, the word never actually means 'England.' The history of the British Isles is a long and typically confused one. The United Kingdom is made up of England (capital: London), Wales (capital: Cardiff) and Scotland (capital: Edinburgh). England is the largest part of an island called 'Great Britain' which is also the biggest island in Europe. Great Britain is the name given to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the Principality of Wales.The diverse history mentioned above has given rise to some very different and particular customs and traditions in each of the three countries. When using the word 'England' you should take care that you are not causing offence to ...

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| The History of Lion Dance

Posted by admin at 2005, September 21, 10:33 PM
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Lions play an important role in Chinese mythology, and represent joy and happiness. Lion dances are performed to bring luck and to get rid of the devil. This tradition can be traced back to a story that took place long ago.During the rule of the legendary "Yellow Emperor", a monster called "Nien" appeared in China, attacking the men and the animals. It was so fast and fierce that neither the fox nor the tiger could beat it. In despair, the people asked the lion for help. The lion bravely rushed towards the monster and wounded it. The "Nien" fled, but declared to come back to take revenge. A year later, the "Nien" returned. Without the lion's protection this time, the people produced a "lion" out of bamboo and cloth. Two men crawled inside and approached the "Nien". The "lion" pranced ...

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