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"Run Runned Running" Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 (while living on St Helena and struggling to learn English)
"Run Runned Running" Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 (while living on St Helena and struggling to learn English)

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More antiquated idioms! We may enjoy words from our past...But, our kids are saying, “Huh?”
 Here's a great read by Richard Lederer! "OLD WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD"  By Richard Lederer About a month ago, I illuminated old expressions that have become
obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases include...

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Let's get started! English Idiom fun - "Straight from the Horses Mouth!"
Magical, Mysterious Idioms! Idioms - those charming
expressions that don’t make any sense to those who are learning English as a
second or a foreign language! It's a struggle to decode these phrases - they
just don’t translate well!  And it's super-hard to ...

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"It's Raining Cats and Dogs"- perhaps a snake, a toad and a husband, too!
Melissa's charming idiom story made me
think of my experiences translating the expression "It's raining cats and dogs!" - in reverse! As a FL student learning
Spanish, I wanted to find the Spanish counterpart of this idiom . The one that made me laugh most ...

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A dog is housebroken?
My friend, Gaby from Ecuador, was told by a friend that her dog was "house broken!"  Gaby thought a part of the house such as a wall was broken, but couldn't understand how the dog had broken it.

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An antiquated idiom story - "What a bummer!"
Here's an "antiquated idiom story"
from a few years back. For about 18 months I had been practicing the " Love
and Logic " principal, both in parenting and classroom discipline -- that's an approach
where you empathize with the child first, using phrases li...

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"Lady Killer" or "Killer Girl" ?
AJ had been with us a year or so. He was
around 9 years old. We were still speaking Spanish, but were transitioning to using mostly
English. He was amazingly orally proficient for being in the country such a short period of time. He but  had huge holes in h...

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Let's get started having English Idiom fun - "Straight from the Horses Mouth!"
Magical, Mysterious Idioms! Idioms - those charming
expressions that don’t make any sense to those who are learning English as a
second or a foreign language!   It's a struggle to decode these phrases - they
just don’t translate well!  And it's super-hard t...
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