Archive for August, 2009

Interesting Words

August 11, 2009

Adam Jacot de Boinod wrote:

1) TINGO

When photographers attempt to bring out our smiling faces by asking us
to “Say Cheese”, many countries appear to follow suit with English equivalents. In Spanish however they say patata (potato), in Argentinian Spanish whisky, in French steak frites, in Serbia ptica (bird) and in Danish appelsin (orange). Do you know of any other varieties from around the world’s languages? See more on http://www.themeaningoftingo.com

2) WHIFFLING

fornale, to spend one’s money before it has been earned; cagg, a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; and petrichor, the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a
dry spell. http://www.thewonderofwhiffling.com

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Vocabulary

August 9, 2009

I.Homophones

1. ads adds

2. air hair

3. aisle I’ll

4. allowed aloud 5. beat beet 6. pain pane

7. wring ring 8. soar sore 9. soared sword

10.sole soul

11. some sum 12. suite sweet

13.threw through 14. throne thrown 15. tail tale

16.rose rows

17. rote wrote 18, stair stare

19.colonel kernal 20. fair fare

21. road rode rowed

22.compliment complement

23. knot not

II.Stress

1. divers diverse

2. human humane