Browsing archives for October, 2010

American Wedding Traditions

American Culture 27 October 2010 | 2 Comments

Some of these traditions may occur in your country too.  Read and find out how similar our cultures are. When a couple gets married the bride needs to wear for good luck: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. On the day of the wedding, it is bad luck for the groom to see […]

Good Luck!

American Culture,English Fun,English Idioms 26 October 2010 | 2 Comments

These are symbols of luck in the United States.  Post a comment about things that bring luck in your country. Four leaf clover – If you find a 4 leaf clover in a clover patch, then you will have very good luck.  Usually they are only 3 leaf clovers. The 4 leaves represent fame, wealth, […]

Pinch, poke, you owe me a Coke!

English Fun,English Idioms 25 October 2010 | 20 Comments

Pinch, poke, you owe me a coke.  Have you ever heard that phrase?  It’s a silly thing some kids say (and some adults too), when two people say the exact same thing at the same time. For example: Person A and person B both say at the same time: “Glee is my favorite TV show.” […]

Getting up on the wrong side of the bed

English Idioms 22 October 2010 | 8 Comments

This is an expression you might say to someone in the morning if that person is grumpy or in a bad mood.  However, they might not appreciate your comment if they are in an exceptionally bad mood, so beware! Here’s a sample short dialog:  Cathy – I hate today.  I spilled coffee all over my […]

Trick or Treat!

English Fun 21 October 2010 | 6 Comments

“Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.”  This is a little rhyme that some kids say when they knock on someone’s door to get candy on October 31st – Halloween.  Most kids simply say, “Trick or Treat” though.  Luckily the people at the houses usually just hand out treats and […]