Weekly Slang

Here’s your weekly post about slang!


To be crazy in an eccentric way.

That nutty professor is something else. Yesterday, he came to class in his PJs.


Although this can mean that something has a lot of cheese on it, it also has a slang meaning as well. It means something lacks taste and cheap.

Did you see what Nicole was wearing? It is so cheesy, maybe she should take it back to the store and get her money back.


This is used to describe when someone is in a bad mood.

My husband was so cranky after he found out that I drank the last beer.

to make waves

This means someone is causing problems on purpose.

Did she have to make waves? Did she really need to tell Sally what I said about her? I just said that her outfit wasn’t that stylish.

Easter in Pictures

Here are some pictures that I wanted to share with you all from past Easters.

My daughter took her picture with Mrs. Easter Bunny.

A professional picture of 2 of my 3 children for Easter 3 years ago.

We dyed Easter eggs and put beautiful butterflies on them. These were the prettiest eggs we’ve ever made.

My son shelling Easter eggs.

My son and daughter hard at work shelling the Easter eggs we painted so they could eat some.

These were the pretty Easter eggs we made last year. I can’t wait to see what we make this year.

English proverbs

Proverbs are simple sayings that are based on common sense and are repeated often.  Here are a few of my favorite English proverbs.

The early bird catches the worm.

This means that success will come to people who are well prepared and put forth great effort.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

This can refer to a team or a group of people and that they (as a unit) are only as strong as the weakest person on that team.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

This means that it is just as useful to save the money you have, as it is to earn more money.

All good things come to he who waits.

This is a proverb that is referring to patience.

Easter Traditions

Easter is very late this year.  This year it is on April 24th.  The stores are filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs, as well as little toys.  So many places have different Easter traditions, so I thought I’d write about my family’s Easter traditions.  During the week or two before Easter, I try to find some Easter egg hunts for my children.  Churches, schools, communities and other places organize Easter egg hunts for children.  It’s chaos, but fun.  The children all start at the same time and run, run, run gathering up as many eggs that will fit in their Easter baskets.  Some Easter eggs hunts have colorful plastic eggs filled with candy, some have real hard boiled eggs and other Easter egg hunts have chocolate eggs.  Since I’m from the South in the USA, most of the egg hunts I go to have plastic eggs filled with goodies.  One Easter egg hunt we went to last year had money in the eggs!!!  Last year I took my kids to four different huge Easter egg hunts.

I bet some of you are wondering about the Easter bunny and who he is… Well, on the night before Easter, my children put out their Easter baskets and in the morning they wake up to find many treats and small gifts that the Easter bunny left for them.  In a lot of ways he’s like Santa Claus, but he doesn’t bring as many presents as Santa.

Easter Sunday is a time spent with family, at church, or outside at a park. It’s a great time to relax as many schools have Spring break during Easter time.

Happy Easter to everyone!!  Now, let’s go find some eggs!!!

You win some and you lose some…

Have you ever felt like sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t? Read this story below and answer the questions to see if you can find out what is going Fred’s way and what is not going his way today.

April 11, 2011

Dear Diary,

Today has been a truly bizarre day. So many good things have happened to me and at the same time, so many bad things have happened. My day started out like any other day. I woke up, showered and got dressed. Then, I went downstairs to have breakfast. I opened up the fridge and a milk carton fell out and milk spilled everywhere. It took me a while to clean it up. After I cleaned it up, the door bell rang and on my door step was an envelope. I opened it up and it was a letter from the girl who lived next door. She wanted to meet me at the park. I was on cloud nine!!

After I ate my breakfast, I ran the whole way to the park and then I saw her. Her name was Nicole. She’s so pretty. I walked over to her and we started talking. We decided to have get some ice cream from the vendor and wouldn’t you know it, after I had only 2 licks, my ice cream fell on the ground. I would’ve gotten more, but I didn’t have any more money. Nicole smiled at me and handed me a present. Ahhh, she remembered that it was my birthday. I opened it up.  It was a beautiful scarf that she had knitted. I put on the scarf and we started to walk back home, unfortunately, I tripped on the scarf and fell. Nicole just smiled at me and offered me her hand. Luckily, she didn’t care that I was having a lot of back luck today.

Overall, I had a great day! Until tomorrow diary,


Questions –

1. What were the three bad things that happened to Fred?

2. What were the two good things that happened to Fred?

3. Why was today special for Fred?

4. What does ‘You win some and you lose some” mean?

Slang, slang, slang!

Here’s a little slang for you…


This is slang for a pimple. Teens use it a lot, but really anyone can use this word.
Ugggghh, I can’t believe I got a zit -today of all days.


This means many or a lot.
This is the umpteenth time I had told you to take out the trash. So, do it!

catch some rays

This means to go outside in the sun.
Wanna come to my house? We can hang out at my pool and catch some rays.

mellow out

This means to relax or calm down.
Dude, you so need to mellow out!!!

Holy what?

In English we tend to put the word holy in front of a lot of other words. It doesn’t mean that the word is religious, it is just an expression that we use to show surprise. It’s used much like the phrase Oh my gosh! Here are a few phrases that use the word holy.

Holy cow!

Holy moly!

Holy guacamole!

Holy smoke!

Holy mackerel!

Holy Moses!

There are a few other phrases that I left out, but only because they were a bit vulgar.

8 ways to say food in English

Food – everyone loves it and everyone needs it.  Here are 8 different fun ways to say food in English.


Where’s the grub? I’m ready to eat!


You can use this as a noun or a verb.
Did you make the chow yet? I’m ready to chow down!!!


This word is usually a little negative when used to talk about human food because it is the food you feed to pigs.
What slop is that? It tastes like something pigs should eat.

takeout (or take-out)

This refers to food that you take away from a restaurant and then eat at home.
Let’s go to that Chinese food restaurant down the street and get some take out.

home cooking

I can’t wait to go home to visit my mom tonight. I’m ready for some home cooking!!!

fast food

Let’s go to Micky D’s and grab some fast food.


This word means the supplies that are necessary (especially food).
Don’t worry everyone, I brought the provisions.


This is the food you buy from the supermarket.
I need to go to the supermarket and buy some groceries.