Perverbs - also called Anti-proverbs are humorous parodies or combinations of common proverbs. To have full effect, an anti-proverb must be based on a known proverb. For example, Don’t count your chickens in the bush. 

Standard proverbs are essentially defined phrases, well-known to many people. For example, Honesty is the best policy. When this sequence slightly changed (Beauty is the best policy) it becomes perverbs.


Random: Facebook Added 50 New Gender Options!

Since it's conception, social networking site Facebook has only allowed users to choose between 2 genders: male and female. However, this week, they changed that by adding over 50 new gender options. Check the video below to see the difference between sex and gender.

What do you think about this Facebook update? :)


A video: Things To Avoid When Learning a Foreign Language

When learning a second language, don't think about home; don't even think about your friends or family. Watch the video why! :) Happy Learning! :)

Video by: DNews on Youtube



20 Cool facts about English

  1. The most common letter in English is "e".
  2. The most common vowel in English is "e", followed by "a".
  3. The most common consonant in English is "r", followed by "t".
  4. Every syllable in English must have a vowel (sound). Not all syllables have consonants. 
  5. Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".


Monday: Idioms and Expressions


Ahhh the joys of Monday morning. For many of us it means a combination of waking up early, commuting to work, taking that first coffee of the day, meeting with our boss, switching on the PC, and start working. Anyway, did you know that there are several idioms and expressions using the word "Monday"? Here are the following:


Unusual Origins of Common Idioms

For someone trying to learn a language, idioms are perhaps the most devilish concept imaginable. Idioms are “forms of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people intended to complicate the comprehension of everyday speech.” Just kidding! But yeah, it does sometimes. Anyway, here's a video about idioms and their unusual origins.


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