Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in comprehension.
Frosts my grommet Many readers too many to respond to individually put me right on this idiom. Plus, grommet is a satisfying word to say, especially if one is irritated! A similar expression is chaps my ass and is also used to express extreme disappointment.
But did you know that ASS has a multitude of distinct uses that mean completely different things? Although you should definitely be very careful with all uses of this word, did you know that the use of this word is often not bad, but in fact it is often neutral or positive? If you close your mind to this important word and all of its meanings and never learn how native speakers use it, you will miss so much!
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Below is a list of old sayings and where they came from. However, sometimes it is impossible to say for certain how an old saying originated. Sometimes we can only give the most likely explanation.
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Before I left, Weiner [one of the two editors of the OED] said he remembered how baffled he had been the first time he heard an Australian talk about the 'arvo'. Australians used the -o suffix a lot, he reflected. Arvo, smoko, garbo, journo.
The human body is truly a marvel of natural engineering. When you think of all of the parts of our bodies that have a direct and ingenious purpose, you begin to really appreciate the powers of mother nature. There are other parts of our bodies that are a little less critical and still have a purpose, however unclear.
Such comments are often followed, in the news reports, by violence. A long-winded bore. This term is not particularly rude, except to the person to whom you apply it!