Lurgy – Word of the Week

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“Lurgy” – if you’ve got the lurgy, it means you are ill with the flu or a virus. It means that people will stay away from you. Example: “Where’s Sarah today?” “She’s off sick. She’s got the lurgy“.     This post is part of our “Word of the Week” …

Why British English is full of funny words

Why British English is full of silly-sounding words

Lots of people ask me why British English can sometimes sound strange and why there are so many funny words which are hard to understand. I really enjoy teaching some of these as they can be very useful for strengthening relationships with Brits – especially in Business English situations where …

Common English Phrases – Week 1

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‘Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ No, it’s not as rude as it might seem! This very common description of the British Winter weather actually comes from the times when the Royal Navy fought with cannon balls. These were stored on deck, beside the cannons. With …