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Issue 39916 September 2015



Weekly Poll


Rainy day vs sunny day?


Do you like rainy days better or sunny days?

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Slang

pot-luck
a meal at which each guest brings food that is then shared by all


Proverbs

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Accept a gift graciously.


Tongue Twisters

Elizabeth's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.


Quotes

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug." - Patricia Neal


Word of the Day

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luggage trolley



Abbreviations

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What does the abbreviation PS stand for?

e.g. After finishing the main part of the letter I wrote a PS to include something very important that I had forgotten.




Idioms

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Andy has both of his feet on the ground.



Confusing words

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COOKER (mainly UK)/ (US ->stove) => a large box-shaped device which is used to cook and heat food either by putting the food inside or by putting it on the top



Examples:



Restaurants that serve a lot of rice, particularly those specializing in Asian cuisine, often use industrial size rice cookers that quickly and cheaply produce large quantities of cooked rice.



Is your cooker gas or electric?



A rice cooker is a device used primarily for cooking rice.



Although the rice cooker does not necessarily speed up the cooking process, the cook's involvement in cooking rice with a rice cooker is reduced to simply using the correct amount of water.



An electric cooker is an electric powered cooking device.





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COOK => someone who prepares and cooks food



Examples:



Steve is a wonderful cook.



Meganís husband is a good cook.



A chef is a cook, especially the chief cook of a large kitchen staff.
























 

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