Saturday, October 29, 2011

Don't forget today is the
We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10 items or less?

Fewer vs Less

Sign at the checkout of a supermarket: “Ten items or less


You can count the items,

so you need to use the number word “fewer”.

These nouns are countable.

* "Ten items or fewer."

This is CORRECT.

If you can’t count the substance,

then you should use “less”.

These nouns are uncountable.

* "You should eat less meat."

This is CORRECT.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Phil did on the weekend.

I was really lucky last weekend.
It rained on Saturday so jidai matsuri was
postponed to Sunday! Yay! I have never
been able to see it before and I always wanted to.

I love horses, this is a "Draught Horse".
He was huge! With fluffy socks.
Wikipedia article

This samurai was known as
"stupid hat" among his friends.

Ashigaru preparing to battle some kokosei gyaru.

"I think I need a bigger flag,
This tiny thing will never strike
fear into the hearts of my enemies."

"What did you say? I'm not too young to fight!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Sunday I went to Kyoto Imperial Palace
to look for mushrooms with my girlfriend.
(She thinks they are cute.)

You can't take anything from Gosho,
so we could only look.
But it was good fun.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

So cute your head may explode!

Cyril Ruoso from France took the picture high in China's Qinling Mountains.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Get your dictionaries ready people,
this one has some difficult words in it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bring Vs Take

Bring vs Take

"When we go to the party on Saturday, let’s bring a bottle of wine."


When you are viewing the movement of something from the point of arrival, use “bring”:

* "When you come to the party, please bring a bottle of wine."

This is CORRECT.

When you are viewing the movement of something from the point of departure, use “take”:

* "When we go to the party, let’s take a bottle of wine."

This is CORRECT.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

choco lovaaaaaa!!!

I don't know why but this week, yesterday especially, I just felt like having chocolate! I have a sweet tooth and as far as I can remember I have ALWAYS loved sweets, cakes and chocolates. I hadn't eaten chocolate for a verrrrrry long time so yesterday I just rushed to the first convienience store I could find and immediately bought a pack of M&M's... should I mention I got another one this morning...???!!!!

Do you see an old or young lady?

Don't vs Doesn’t

"He don’t care about me anymore."


Doesn't, does not, or does are used with the third person singular

- words like he, she, and it.

Don't, do not, or do are used for other subjects.

* "He doesn’t care about me anymore."

This is CORRECT.

Unless of course you want to sound like a

southern woman from the 1950's wild west...

Then you should say "He don't care 'bout me nomore"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween joke

What do vegetarian zombies eat?


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The third conditional

1. Third conditional

"If I would have known about the party, I would have gone to it."

This is INCORRECT, although commonly used, especially in American English.

The correct form is:

If + had + past participle, would + have + past participle

* "If I had known about the party, I would have gone."

This is CORRECT.

Oh and the picture is a little joke/pun,

if you can tell me what it is and how it relates to the post

you will win one million awesomeness points

which can be redeemed for a feeling of self satisfaction.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Do you have any ideas for your Halloween costume yet?
Well how about this one?
I can't decide if it is so bad it's good, or just plain bad...
What do you think?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What are you afraid of?

Well it's October,
and that means Halloween is just around the corner.
So what are you afraid of?
Here is a list of odd phobias.
oh an in case you didn't understand the cartoon above,
here is a link for XENA

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Enough is enough

Just to make things more difficult,
"OUGH" can be pronounced at least nine different ways.

"UFF" tough, enough
"OFF" cough
"OW" bough, slough
"OH" though, dough
"OR" thought Pronounced "AW" in American English
"OO" through
"UH" thorough Pronounced "OH" in American English
"UP" hiccough variant spelling of "hiccup".

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Words you don't need to know

I often discover new English words,
and sometimes they are rather strange.

Today's example is


An adjective which means

Like a hedgehog

"The flock of birds is flying in a rather erinaceous shape."