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  • Zap-1-320x380
    Slang with Z, Slang Word of the Day

    Zap (1)

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    Definition: to destroy, to obliterate Examples: 1.) Our mortars zapped the enemy’s artillery before it could be used to attack our soldiers. 2.) Little Johnny loves playing violent video games, and whenever he zaps one of the bad guys he yells out “I got one!” Quick Quiz: One of their army’s huge tanks was totally…

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    Slang with S, Slang Word of the Day

    Sax

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    Definition: A brass musical instrument which is commonly used to play Jazz Music Examples: 1.) My favorite sax player is John Coltrane. He was a genius! 2.) The band should have drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, tenor sax and alto sax. Origin: short for “saxophone” Feed Reader App Quick Quiz: The sax is a brass instrument…

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    Slang with E, Slang Word of the Day

    Earful

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    Definition: a verbal reprimand or verbal criticism, a long talk Examples: 1.) Mandy got an earful from her father when she got home late. 2.) Boy, did I get an earful from my wife when I forgot our anniversary! She went on and on about how I didn’t love her anymore and how selfish I…

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    Slang with H, Slang Word of the Day

    Honcho

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    Pronunciation: /ˈhɒntʃəʊ/ Your browser does not support the audio element. Source: Google –This ‘Slang word’ appears in these categories– Slang word of the Day Slang with H

  • Dead-Loss-400x600
    Slang with D, Slang Word of the Day

    Dead Loss

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    Definition: a person or an activity that is not effective or successful Examples: 1.) The local council’s “Fit in the Park” exercise program for overweight kids was a dead loss. By the second week, all the kids had dropped out. 2.) The last guy I interviewed for the job was a dead loss. He stared…

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    Riddle of the Week

    Riddle #21 (Birds fly south Riddle)

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    English vocabulary can have many meanings depending on many factors, such as, background, location, (American or British English), and so on. Using Riddles in the classroom is a fun way for ESL students to learn the complex usages of English vocabulary. So, without further ado, Riddle #21 (Birds fly south Riddle) (17/11/13) Question: Why do…

  • Wacky-300x346
    Slang with W, Slang Word of the Day

    Wacky | Whacky

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    Pronunciation: /ˈwæki/ Your browser does not support the audio element. Source: Google –This ‘Slang word’ appears in these categories– Slang word of the Day Slang with W

  • LongestWord_Feature
    Riddle of the Week

    Riddle #20 (Longest word Riddle)

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    English vocabulary can have many meanings depending on many factors, such as, background, location, (American or British English), and so on. Using Riddles in the classroom is a fun way for ESL students to learn the complex usages of English vocabulary. So, the Riddle of the Week (11/11/13) is Question: What’s the longest word in the English Language? (check…

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    Slang with R, Slang Word of the Day

    Rehab

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    Definition: 1.) a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependence, typically at a residential facility. (noun) informal noun: rehab plural noun: rehabs 2.) rehabilitate or restore. (verb) informal verb: rehab 3rd person present: rehabs past tense: rehabbed past participle: rehabbed gerund/present participle: rehabbing Pronunciation: /ˈriːhab/ Examples: 1.) We really think it’s time you went…

  • Make-Out-400x600
    Slang with M, Slang Word of the Day

    Make Out

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    Definition: -to hug and kiss, possibly with some petting. -the act of swapping spit with your significant other… or perhaps just some hottie you met at a party, but anyway, you just sit there sucking at each other’s faces for an extended period of time and if you’re lucky there might even be a little feeling…

     


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