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FunVOCAB: To hear something „from the horse’s mouth“

(Idiomatic)
„To acquire information from someone who has all the facts. A direct, reliable source. This expression alludes to examining a horse’s teeth to determine its age, and therefore its worth. [1920s]“

Comprehending idiomatic phrases is a sign that you understand a language at a deeper level. This is something that our students achieve through the Verbalists Language Network’s immersion courses.

It was a fantastic year for our Verbalists last summer in London. But don’t take our word for it! Click here and read Anja’s testimonial 🙂

We’re looking forward to welcoming our students in 2017 to our most popular My LONDON immersion program. Groups are being formed, so reserve your place here for the next summer language travel adventure.

 

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Post-truth novi pojam godine Oksfordskog rečnika u vremenu kada su činjenice manje važne od emocija

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Pročitali ste da su Džulijan Asanž i Pamela Anderson u vezi. Onda ste naleteli na neki članak koji najavljuje Treći svetski rat. Zatim ste čuli, od nekog ko se informisao (preko društvenih mreža naravno), nekoliko verzija zašto Bob Dilan neće da primi Nobelovu nagradu za književnost. Da li je sve ovo tačno? Koga briga.

Vesti se spremaju kao brza hrana, a isto tako se i konzumiraju. Nemaju nikakvu nutritivnu vrednost za nas, a stalno smo gladni i hoćemo još.

Trenutno ushićenje, zadovoljavanje potrebe, i posle nekoliko trenutaka sve se zaboravlja.

U eri Donalda Trampa i Bregzita, Oksfordski rečnik odredio je da internacionalna reč godine bude „post-truth“ odnosno post-istina, koja odražava stanje u kojem su činjenice manje važne od emocija, piše The Guardian. PROČITAJTE VIŠE OVDE

Kako je jedan zarez u engleskom jeziku postao toliko popularan, zašto je (ne)važan i kako se koristi

O upotrebi ovog čuvenog zareza se i dalje vodi polemika među lingvistima i izdavačima a ispevana je i pesma o njemu. Upoznajte oksfordski zarez (Oxford Comma), poznat i kao harvardski zarez (Harvard Comma), ili serijski zarez (Serial Comma). Zanimljivo je da se oksfordski zarez vezuje za britanski engleski jezik, a pri tome se češće upotrebljava u američkom engleskom. Iako veb obiluje brojnim tekstovima i diskusijama o oksfordskom zarezu, nama u jezičkoj mreži najviše se dopao onaj koji je objavio Oxford Royale Academy. Tekst prenosimo u celosti u nastavku; uživajte dok razotkrivamo ovog “serijskog prestupnika” 🙂

Oksfordski zarez

The Oxford Comma: Essential or Inconsequential?

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Internet sleng i nove engleske reči i skraćenice koje je dobro da znate

Love them or hate them, these are the newly created words and abbreviations on everyone’s lips, that is keyboards 🙂

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Perhaps the biggest slang term of 2014 was "bae". “Bae” came from the English words baby and babe, which are both used to express affection (love) for your boyfriend or girlfriend. "Bae" is also used as an acronym for "before anyone else". Pharrell made use of the popular word in his song "Come Get It Bae."
Perhaps the biggest slang term of 2014 was „bae“. “Bae” came from the English words baby and babe, which are both used to express affection (love) for your boyfriend or girlfriend. „Bae“ is also used as an acronym for „before anyone else“. Pharrell made use of the popular word in his song „Come Get It Bae.“

Nowadays, our communication often happens online, so the Internet has developed almost its own language. This language is even more casual and has many abbreviations (shortenings of words and phrases). The English language on the Internet changes almost every day, as sayings, images and videos “go viral”.

Much of Internet slang is made up of abbreviations and shortenings, and some of the most commonly used Internet abbreviations are:

  • lol — laughing out loud
  • brb — be right back
  • btw — by the way
  • lmk — let me know
  • g2g — got to go
  • cya — see you 

If you can’t figure out what a certain abbreviation stands for, try checking Google. Just search for “what does [abbreviation] stand for?” and replace the [abbreviation] with the term you’re confused about. We have prepared the fifteen terms that are good to know to communicate better online:

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