Did you know?

The almond tree in front of the the Church of Our Lady on Havihegy in Pécs has officially been named the European Tree of the Year in 2019.

Did you know?

Marlow Bridge in England is the smaller scale version of The Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest.
Both bridges were designed by William Tierney Clark in the XIXth century.

Opinion Rhapsody

Címkék: queen Bohemian rhapsody

2019.03.30. 18:56

Opinion Rhapsody (to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) Lyrics

We think it’s real nice
To have freedom of speech
Grateful for that right
No complaints about liberty
It’s just sometimes
Exchanges online get mean
I’m at my keyboard
With anonymity

So then I get fired up 
And I post
Get some likes 
Gain some foes
I love my opinions
Others are inferior to me
To me

Drama
On Instagram
Someone posted a new meme
That’s politically extreme
Comments, fights have just begun
As these quote unquote adults
Start to engage

Drama (I love my opinions) Ooooooo
Maybe one will change their mind
From this Facebook debate
Said no one ever
Can’t be wrong, can’t be wrong
Gotta help inform the others

Oh great, there’s always one
Who with privilege knows what’s best
For a culture that’s oppressed
Busy memorizing talk radio
And an oxymoron called Unbiased news

Drama Ooooooo (I love my opinions)
It’s a bloody cyber fight
I think we might need prayer or alcohol

I see a little twit who’s ranting in all caps
They’re a douche, They’re a douche
I will shortly unfollow
But at first I’ll smite him
With my QWERTY typing keys

You’re a lamo-o
You’re an a$$%^&*
You big ego
You stupid
You’re a keyboard warrior
Come at me bro (bro, bro)
Now there’s a tool boy
Posting his hate speech
He’s just a tool boy with insecurities
Can’t wait to block all his misogyny

Comment wars dying down
Have we let it go?
We will, no!
Cause now here come the trolls
eff$%^&* trolls
We will not
Cause now here come the trolls
Thirsty trolls
We will not
Cause now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls 
TROLLS, TROLLS, TROLLS
Oh, I’ll delete them, I’ll delete them
I’ll delete them if they troll
Mark Zuckerberg
Make all of my friends
Sound just like me
Like me
Like me

Maybe we could discuss
This together online?
You mean talk face to face?
Are you out of your mind?
That’s crazy
You’re still suck in the 80s
I’ve gotta log out
Just gotta log right out of here

Ooooooo, Oooooh Yeah, Oooooh Yeah
We should love each other
Although we disagree
Your opinion matters
Especially when it sounds just
Like me

I love my opinions

Face shapes / Arcformák

Címkék: face face shapes

2019.02.27. 18:19

Face shapes / Arcformák


rectangle [ˈrek.tæŋ.ɡəl] = téglalap alakú

heptagon [ˈhep.tə.ɡən] = hétszög alakú

kite [kaɪt] = sárkány alakú

round [raʊnd] = kerek

teardrop [ˈtɪə.drɒp]  = könnycsepp alakú

square [skweər/] = négyszögletes

oblong [ˈɒb.lɒŋ] = hosszúkás

oval [ˈəʊ.vəl] = ovális

heart [hɑːt] = szív alakú

SLEEP IDIOMS

Címkék: sleep

2019.02.22. 18:25

FUTHER SLEEP-RELATED EXPRESSIONS AND IDIOMS:

1. a catnap = a short sleep in the day / szunyókálás


2. a night owl = someone who stays up late, someone who functions better at night / éjszakai bagoly


3. an early riser = koránkelő


4. not sleep a wink = not sleep at all / egy szemhunyásnyit sem alszik


5. fast/sound asleep = deeply asleep / mélyen alszik


6. sleep tight = sleep well / jól alszik


7. sleep like a log = to sleep very deeply / alszik mint a bunda


8. to get up on the wrong side of the bed = to start the day in a bad mood that lasts all day / bal lábbal kel fel


9. to hit the hay / to hit the sack / to turn in= to go to bed / lefekszik


10. to lose sleep over something = to worry about something / valami miatt nem tud aludni

audacious [ɔːˈdeɪ.ʃəs] = merész, vakmerő, szemtelen

forthcoming = közvetlen

sense of justice = igazságérzet

worthwhile = értékes

You be quiet now = Te most maradj csendben

less likely to develop impairments, physical impairment as they age = kevésbé valószínű, hogy az életkor előrehaladásával megbetegszenek, fizikailag leromlik az állapotuk

not having close female friends is detrimental to your health as much as smoking or being overwieght = a közeli barátnők hiánya ugyanolyan káros, mint a dohányzás vagy a túlsúly

our bodies get flooded by oxytocin which is a feel-good, calming, stress-reducing hormone = a testünket elárasztó oxytocin,  örömet kiváltó, nyugtató és stressz csökkentő hormon

we were so in sync = szinkronban, egy hullámhosszon voltunk

we must have added at least a decade to our lifespans = legalább egy évtizedet adtunk az életünkhöz

I have a lot of compassion for men = Nagyon sajnálom a férfiakat

our friendships are full-disclosure = a mi kapcsolatunk teljesen nyitott

it’s a more manly behaviour = férfiasabb viselkedés

patriarchal culture = patriarchális kultúra

girly = lányos

we just don’t have our masculinity to prove = nem kell a férfiasságunkat bizonyítani

- a piece of cake = pofonegyszerű, gyerekjáték

- as cool as a cucumber = közömbös, hűvös

- to egg sb on = nógat, ösztökél

- have to eat humble pie = elismerni vmit

- a smart cookie = ügyes, okos, agyafúrt

 

Further EXPRESSION with FOOD

1. As flat as a pancake = lapos, mint a deszka / az alföld

2. As sour as vinegar = olyan, mint a savanyú uborka

3. Have a sweet tooth = édesszájú

4. Sell like hot cakes = viszik, mint a cukrot

5. Take with a pinch of salt = fenntartásokkal, kételkedve fogad

6. Spice up my life = hozz egy kis szíbt az életembe

7. Apple of his eye = kedvence vkinek

8. You can't compare apples and oranges = nem hasonlíhatod össze az almát a körtével

9. Go bananas = megőrül

10. In a pickle = benne lenni a pácban

11. Life is a bowl of cherries = az élet egy habostorta

12. Like two peas in a pod = úgy hasonlítanak egymásra, mint két tojás

13. You cannot have one's cake and eat it too = Nem lehet egy fenékkel két lovat megülni

14. As nutty as a fruitcake = tiszta őrült

15. peanuts = olcsó, filléres

16. In a nutshell = dióhéjban

17. Have a lot on one's plate  = nagyon elfoglalt

18. There is no such thing as a free lunch = Semmit sem adnak ingyen

19. Couch potato = lusta, naplopó

20. Bring home the bacon = a kenyérkereső

21. Smells fishy = Gyanús

22. Packed in like sardines = heringként összezsúfolódva

23. Bread and butter = megélhetése vkinek

24. Butter up = hízeleg, törleszkedik

25. Full of beans = tele van energiával

26. Spill the beans = elárul, kikotyog valamit

27. Not for all the tea in China = A világ összes kincséért sem

28. It's (not) my cup of tea = (Nem) tetszik, (nem) az esetem

29. Cry over spilled milk = Eső után köpönyeg

30. The best thing since sliced bread = A legnagyszerűbb dolog

like two peas in a pod = úgy hasonlítanak egymásra, mint két tojás


to bury the hatchet = elásni a csatabárdot


a shoulder to cry on = lelki támasz


to see eye to eye with someone = egyetérteni valakivel


to build bridges = baráti kapcsolatokat létrehozni


to be as sick as thieves = puszipajtás, közeli jóbarát


to clear the air = tisztázni a dolgokat


friends in high places = befolyásos barátok


to know someone inside out = alaposan ismerni valakit


strike up a friendship = összebarátkozni

Fit, suit, match

Címkék: match fit suit go with

2019.02.07. 21:44

fit = illeszkedik, megfelel, méretben pont jó
The shoe fits Cinderella. = A cipő jó Hamupipőkére.

suit = illik vkihez, vmihez
Blue looks great on her, it suits her. = A kék nagyszerűen áll neki, illik hozzá.

match / go with = passzol, megy vmihez
Her blue headbend matches /go with her dress = A kék hajpánt passzola ruhájához.

Types of people

Címkék: people types of people people idioms

2019.02.03. 10:19

Types of people

 

couch potato [ˈkaʊtʃ pəˌteɪ.təʊ] = léhűtő, naplopó, lusta, semmirekellő

busybody[ˈbɪz.iˌbɒd.i] = fontoskodó, izgága

behind the times [bɪˈhaɪnd ðə taɪmz]= maradi, ódivatú, régimódi

worrywart [ˈwʌr.i.wɔːt] = borúlátó, aggodalmaskodó

down-to-earth [daʊn.tuːˈɜːθ] = gyakorlatias, praktikus, józan gondolkodású

go-getter [ˈɡəʊˌɡet.ər] = eltökélt, törekvő, (pro)aktív

social butterfly [ˈsəʊ.ʃəl ˈbʌt.ə.flaɪ] = társasági, közösségi ember

armchair critic [ˈɑːm.tʃeər ˈkrɪt.ɪk] = okoskodó

cheapskate [ˈtʃiːp.skeɪt] = smucik, fösvény

Take it or leave it

Címkék: coat

2019.02.03. 09:38

to take a coat = elvinni egy kabátot

to leave a coat = ott hagyni (valahol) egy kabátot

to buy a coat = venni egy kabátot

to inherit a coat = örökölni egy kabátot

to put on your coat = felvenni a kabátod

to take off your coat = levenni a kabátod

to turn your coat inside out = kifordítani a kabátodat

to have your coat cleaned = kitisztíttatni a kabátod

to hang up your coat = felakasztani a kabátod

Food

Címkék: food

2019.02.02. 16:29

flour [flaʊər] = liszt

fudge [fʌdʒ] = tejkaramella

gateau [ˈɡæt.əʊ] = (gyümölcs) torta

gravy [ˈɡreɪ.vi] = (barna)mártás

ham [hæm] = sonka

hamburger [hæmˌbɜː.ɡər] = hamburger

herb [hɜːb] = fűszer/gyógynövény

honey [hʌn.i] = méz

hotdog = hotdog

icecream = jégkrém

jam [dʒæm] = lekvár

jelly [ˈdʒel.i] = zselé, dzsem

butter [ˈbʌt.ər] = vaj

cake [keɪk] = torta

cereal [ˈsɪə.ri.əl] = gabonapehely

champagne [ʃæmˈpeɪn] = pezsgő

Types of Hairstyles / Hajtípusok

Címkék: hair hairstyles

2019.01.30. 18:37

bangs [bæŋz] = frufru


braid [breɪd] = copf


bun [bʌn] = konty a fejtetőn


buzzcut [bʌnt] = kefefrizura


cornrows [kɔːn.rəʊ] = raszta haj, afrofonás


updo [ʌp.duː] = oldalkonty


layers [ˈleɪ.ə] = fokozatosan vágott


perm [pɜːm/] = dauerolt


spiky [ˈspaɪ.ki] = tüsi


flat top [flæt.tɒp] = a fejtetőn egyenesre vágott


pig-tails [ˈpɪɡ.teɪl] = lófarok vagy két fonat


chignon [ʃiː.njɒ] = konty a tarkón

Monday

Monday morning feeling:

the feeling after the weekend when no-one wants to go to work or school

„I’ve got that Monday morning feeling”

Black Monday: Monday, October 28, 1929, when the price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost a lot of their value, causing very serious economic problems in  the US and Europe, and leading to the Great Depressions of the 1930s

„Black Monday kicked-off the Depression”

Blue Monday: the third Monday in January, said to be the most depressing day of the year

“Blue Monday is definitely the most gloomy day of the year.”

Cyber Monday: the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, when online stores reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers

“I’ve bought my new TV on Cyber Monday. You wouldn’t believe how cheap it was!”

Black Friday: the Friday after Thanksgiving, when shops reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers who want to start their Christmas shopping

The store was full of Black Friday shoppers chasing deals.

Fat Cat Friday:  the third working day (and first Friday) of 2019, by which time the highest-earning UK employees have each already earned more than the average UK employee will earn in the whole of the year

„By Friday at 1pm, dubbed “Fat Cat Friday”, chief executives of leading UK companies will have been paid as much as a British worker across 12 months.”

Girl Friday: a female office worker who does different types of work

"They hired additional help, a girl Friday, to finish the work.”

Man Friday:  a man who helps someone with their work and is loyal and can be trusted

“The first known man Friday was Friday the servant in Robinco Crusoe”

Super Saturday: the last Saturday before Christmas Day, the day on which shops expect to make the most money in the whole year

“Supermarkets have prepared for Super Saturday to be their biggest day of the year.”

In one’s Sunday best: your best clothes, which you wear on special occasions

“This is going to be a formal event, so please come dressed in your Sunday best.”

source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary

Time expressions

Címkék: time

2019.01.27. 05:13

Further expressions with time:
about time = épp ideje
as time goes by = idővel, az idő előrehaladtával
at the same time = ugyanakkor, egyben
at the time = akkor
at times = időnként, olykor
for the time being = egyelőre, jelenleg
from time to time = időről időre, hébe-hóba
in time = időben
on time = pontos(an)
run out of time = kifut az időből
a stitch in time saves nine = amit ma megtehetsz, ne halaszd holnapra
take your time = csak nyugodtan
time after time = időről időre
time flies when you are having fun = repül az idő, amikor jól érzed magad
time has come = eljött az idő
time is money = az idő pénz
time to go = ideje indulni

Oh, hi Danny come on in.

Looks like you’re having some trouble with addition.

Now don’t be upset.

You’re here to learn. And we learn from mistakes.

Everybody makes mistakes.

Nuh-uh.

Look at this question here.

What is 2 + 2?

See you wrote 22.

But when we do addition we don’t just put the numbers next to each other.

That’s stupid.

Alright, think about it this way.

If I have two markers in this hand...

...and then I add the two markers from this hand...

How many markers do I have now?

Twenty-two!

No, Danny. It’s four.

Mrs. Wells?

We’re Danny’s parents.

Oh yes! Hello. Please, come in.

Now don’t worry. It’s completely normal for kids to get frustrated when they’re struggling with a subject.

So what’s this about Danny getting some answers wrong on this so-called test of yours?

We had a test. One of the questions was what is 2 + 2.

Danny answered 22.

And?

And that’s not the right answer.

Says who?

Says math.

Are you calling my son stupid?

No, of course not!

Who are you to say that your answer is right and that his is wrong?

No no, she’s right.

Thank you.

Right out of Nazi Germany.

You can’t honestly tell me that you don’t know what two plus two equals.

So you’ve got it all figured out, don’t you.

You smart-ass little tramp.

Uhhhhhh

Uhhhh uhhhhh uhhhhh.

What are you? Some kind of retard?

Alright! I’m sorry, I’m not going to be able to continue this conversation.

We’re going to complain to the principal about you.

Danny is a free thinker!

I’ll have your job, bitch.

Not if you can’t add two and two together you won’t.

Mrs. Wells.

Oh, sorry Principal. I didn’t see you.

I understand you had an issue yesterday with the parents of one of our students.

It did get a little crazy.

When things get out of hand I really need you to let me know about it.

Sure. So how do you want to handle it?

I guess you could apologize.

Apol- What? His mom hit me!

I understand you told Danny he had a wrong answer on his test.

He did have a wrong answer on his test.

It’s not our job to tell students when they’re right and wrong.

That is exactly what our job is.

Parents don’t want you ramming your biased views down their kids’ throats.

That’s not biased. That’s how math works.

You know what doesn’t work? Your attitude.

Maybe I can explain this in math terms, so you can understand.

If you took all the kids in this classroom, and divided them by zero, that’s exactly the amount of respect you’re giving them.

Something you’d like to say?

You can’t divide a number by zero and get zero.

So now I’m stupid.

Just some crazy administrator doing paper work, while you superstar teachers change the world!

Students Count! Teachers Divide!

Stop undermining our kids’ confidence!

Are you going to apologize to the parents?

Why did you even start teaching if you hate children?

Please have a seat, Mrs. Wells.

Thank you.

You know, I honestly think this will all blow over if we just wait a week or so.

I’m afraid we can’t do that.

Why not?

They’re suing.

For what?

Emotional distress to a minor.

Mrs. Wells, can you please tell the members of this board exactly when you became aware of this fiasco and the events leading up to the riot.

Riot?

I just told a student that two plus two equals four.

We need for you to recant that.

What?

Just say that you’re open to the possibility that there might be multiple correct answers.

But that’s not true.

We can’t let them bully us.

This is so stupid!

Stupid. That’s your problem. Anyone who disagrees with you is stupid.

There is nothing to disagree with. There is only one correct answer.

For your sake, I certainly hope you have that correct answer when the media gets wind of this.

I do. It’s four.

I have my own answer.

This school minus you equals tomorrow.

You’re firing me?

Suspending. While you reconsider your extremist views.

You brought this on yourself.

TV: Breaking News.

In what’s being called Mathgate an activist elementary school teacher was caught abusing her student’s First Amendment Rights.

So this teacher, this liberal elitist, tells this innocent little first-grade kid that his answer is wrong. Only her answer is acceptable.

Yeah, from what I hear, she doesn’t even keep these students for more than a year.

After that, they all leave her and go to another teacher.

It’s called graduating!

It’s creating some good healthy debate in this country.

Some experts say that 2 + 2 = 4. Others say that it’s 22.

No they don’t!

If you hate America that much, why don’t you just go teach in Commie France.

Hello?

(Principal) Hello, Mrs. Wells.

The Board decided that for everyone’s benefit, your services will no longer be required.

For everyone’s benefit?

How about the kids?

I need you to come by the school tomorrow.

We don’t want you radicalizing our students anymore.

Mrs. Wells, thank you so much for coming.

I’m just so sorry it happened this way.

If only you’d been willing to be more open-minded.

About math? What about academic integrity?

You were warned. Given an explanation.

And yet you persisted.

But we will of course fulfill our financial obligations.

Now, that’s $2,000 for your last pay period, and $2,000 for this one.

So that’s $4,000.

Wrong.

It’s twenty-two thousand!

Vocabulary / Expressions: 

don’t be upset = ne aggódj, ne legyél dühös

struggling with a subject = küzködik / nehézsége van egy tantárggyal

a so-called test = egy “úgynevezett” teszt

retard = visszamaradott, debil

ramming your biased views down their kids’ throats = ráerőltetni a gyerekekre a elfogult, torzított elképzeléseidet

undermining our kids’ confidence = aláásni a gyerekeink önbizalmát

this will all blow over = ez majd le fog csengeni

They’re suing = Perelnek

Emotional distress to a minor. = Kiskorú számára előidézett lelki sérülés

riot = lázadás, zavargás

recant = visszavon

the media gets wind of this = a média kiszagolja, lecsap (valamire)

suspend = felfüggeszt

reconsider your extremist views = gondolja át a szélsőséges nézeteit

You brought this on yourself = Magadnak okoztad ezt /köszönheted.

for everyone’s benefit = mindenki érdekeit szem előtt tartva / mindenki érdekében

your services will no longer be required = nem tartunk igényt a további munkájára

 

source:www.yousubtitles.com

smile [smaɪl] = mosolyog
glare [ɡleər] = fixíroz
smirk [smɜːk] = önelégülten, gúnyosan mosolyog
sulk [sʌlk] = duzzog
grin [ɡrɪn] = vigyorog
sneer [snɪər] = fintorog
shrug [ʃrʌɡ] = vállat von
chuckle [ˈtʃʌk] = kuncog, kacag
giggle [ˈɡɪɡ] = vihog
frown [fraʊn] = rosszal, helytelenít, ráncolja a homlokát

Michael Palin, 75, has been knighted in Britain's New Year's Honours List.

The comedian becomes the first member of the Monty Python show to receive a top honour after fellow star John Cleese previously declined, describing the system as “silly”.

Palin's knighthood recognises his successful career as a travel writer, documentary-maker and television presenter.

 

to be knighted = lovaggá ütni vkit

fellow sta= (színész) társ

previously declined = korábban visszautasította, elutasította

recognises = elismer

Looking for anything in particular, sir?
- Yes, um- That necklace there. How much is it?
- lt's £270.
- Um, all right. Uh, l'll have it.
- Lovely.
- Would you like it... gift-wrapped?
- Uh, yes. All right. 
- Lovely.
- Let me just pop it in the box. There.
- Look, could we be quite quick?
- Certainly, sir. Ready in the flashiest of flashes. There. 
- It's great.
- Not quite finished.
- Look, actually, l-l don't need a bag. l'll just put it in my pocket.
- Oh, this isn't a bag, sir. 
- Really?
- This is so much more than a bag. Ooh!
- Could we be quite quick, please?
- Prontissimo.
- What's that? 
- It's a cinnamon stick, sir.
- Actually, l really, uh, can't wait. 
- Oh, you won't regret it, sir.
- Wanna bet?
- 'Tis but the work of a moment.
- There we are. Almost finished.
- Almost finished? What else's gonna be? Are you gonna dip it in yogurt? Cover it with chocolate buttons?
- Oh, no, sir. We're going to pop it in the Christmas box.
- But I don't want a Christmas box. 
- But you said you wanted it gift-wrapped.
- l did, but... 
-This is the final flourish.
- Can I just pay? 
- All we need now...
- Oh, God! 
- ...is a sprig of holly.
- No. No. No. No. No bloody holly. 
- But, sir, the...
- Leave it, leave it, just leave it.
- Ooh, loitering around the jewellery section, I see.
- No, I was just looking around, you know.
- Don’t worry. My expectations are not that high.

Goth latte

2018.12.29. 10:43

Goth latte


- a kind of beverage that looks as misanthropic as you feel
misanthropic [mɪsnθrɔpɪk] = emberkerülő, embergyűlölő

It is made from activated charcoal, an ingredient that's a lot healthier than it sounds). Charcoal is thought to help rid the body of unwanted substances because toxins get trapped in its millions of tiny pores.
charcoal [tʃɑkoʊl] = növényi szén, faszén

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For many, ’A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ from King’s College, Cambridge, is when Christmas begins.

Listened to by millions of people around the world, it starts with a chorister singing the first verse of ’Once In Royal David’s City’.

The priest who introduced this service to King’s College Chapelexactly 100 years ago was Eric Milner-White.

He had served as a military chaplain in the First World War. Just six weeks after the armistice, he wanted a new kind of service, which with its message of peace and goodwill, spoke to the needs of the times.

2018 has been a year of centenaries. The Royal Air Force celebrated its 100th anniversary with a memorable fly-past demonstrating a thrilling unity of purpose and execution.

We owe them and all our Armed Services the deepest gratitude.

My father served with the Royal Navy during the First World War. He was a midshipman on board HMS Collingwood at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

The British fleet lost 14 ships and 6,000 men in that engagement.

My father wrote in a letter: “How and why we were not hit, beats me.”

Like others, he lost friends in the war. At Christmas, we become keenly aware of loved ones who have died, whatever the circumstances.

But of course, we would not grieve if we did not love.

Closer to home it has been a busy year for my family.

With two weddings and two babies, and another child expected soon, it helps to keep a grandmother well occupied.

We have had other celebrations too, including the 70th birthday of the Prince of Wales.

Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so.

Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s bafflingparadoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil.

Even the power of faith, which frequently inspires great generosityand self-sacrifice, can fall victim to tribalism.

But through the many changes I have seen over the years, faith, family, and friendship have been not only a constant for me but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.

In April, the Commonwealth Heads of Government met in London. My father welcomed just eight countries to the first such meeting in 1948.

Now the Commonwealth includes 53 countries with 2.4 billion people –  a third of the world’s population.

Its strengths lie in the bonds of affection it promotes, and a common desire to live in a better, more peaceful world.

Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.

Indeed the Commonwealth Games, held earlier this year on Australia’s Gold Coast, are known universally as the friendly games because of their emphasis on goodwill and mutual respect.

The Christmas Story retains its appeal since it doesn’t provide theoretical explanations for the puzzles of life.

Instead, it is about the birth of a child, and the hope that birth 2,000 years ago brought to the world.

Only a few people acknowledged Jesus when he was born, now billions follow him.

I believe this message of peace on Earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone – it’s needed as much as ever.

A very Happy Christmas to you all.

 

10 facts about the 59-year-old Barbie

Címkék: Barbie

2018.12.28. 23:19

Barbie is 59 years old this year

10 facts about Barbie

1. She was created in 1959.
2. The doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
3. Her boyfriend, Ken, showed up two years after Barbie in 1961.
4. Barbie has represented more than 40 different nationalities.
5. Barbie has more than 130 careers over the years, including nurse, paleontologist, rock star, TV anchor and McDonald’s cashier.
6 Barbie traveled into space in 1965, four years before man walked on the moon.
7. Although she has never won an election, Barbie has run for president 6 times. 
8. In 2015, Barbie launched her first video blog (vlog) on YouTube.
9. Barbie has never been married and has never been pregnant.
10. Ken and Barbie broke up on Valentine's Day in 2004 after being together more than 43 years. They rekindled their relationship on Valentine's Day 2011

Five scary idioms:
1. to ghost someone = to end a romantic relationship suddenly and without telling the other person
2. you could murder something = you really want something (food or drink)
3. dying for something = you really want something (but does not refer only to food or drink)
4. something is killing you = it causes you physical or emotional pain
5. to be gutted = to be very disappointed

21 Portmanteau words (a word formed by combining two other words):
1. carjack [car+hijack] = to attack the owner of a car in order to steal to steal it from them
2. hangry [hungry+ angry] = a feeling of anger caused by hunger
3. brunch [breakfast+lunch] = a meal in between breakfast and lunch
4. Brexit [Britain+exit] = Britain's proposed exit from the EU
5. bromance [brother+romance] = a very close friendship between two men that is non-sexual
6. Singlish [Singapore+English] = Singaporean English
7. glamping [glamorous+camping] = luxory camping
8. chillax [chill+relax] = to relax and not worry about things
9. shopaholic [shop+alcoholic] = someone who loves shopping and does it very frequently
10. Bollywood [Bombay+Hollywood] = Indian film industry
11. cosplay [costume and play] = the activity of dressing up as a TV/film character
12. Oxbridge [Oxford+Cambridge] = Oxford and Cambridge universities
13. smog [smoke+fog] = gas/fog made up of pollution
14. motel [motor+hotel] = a cheap hotel often situated by a roadside for motorists
15. spork [spoon+fork] = an item of cutlery that combines a spoon and a fork
16. ginarmous [gigantic+ enormous] = very large
17. biopic [biography+picture] = a life about someone's life
18. sexting [sex+texting] = the act of sending sexually explicit messages to someone
19. sitcom [situation+comedy] = a TV comedy located in a specific location
20. lisicle [list+article] = an article in the form of a list
21. podcast [iPod+broadcast] = an audio programme that can be listened to at any time

A stitch in time saves nine / Amit ma megtehetsz, ne halaszd holnapra

It is better to act or deal with problems immediately, because if you wait and deal with them later, things will get worse and the problems will take longer to deal with