Wednesday, 16 November 2011

One of life's puzzles

Why is it that when there is  a single lane escalator, the person who pushes you aside to get  on it ahead of you invariably gets on and stands still..... ?

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Starbucks..... you know better than this...

Let's merry.   While we're at it... why not let's frappucino as well.No wonder schools are full of signs for club activities like "Let's basketball" and "Let's English."

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Enviable bravery...

This is radically brave.
This man was in his 60s or 70s.
I wish I had this degree of bravery!

pronunciation - karma

The other day I came across this and had a bit of chuckle. I admire her spirit...she's probably never had an English lesson but as struggling almost monolingual tried to avoid smug feelings....  but nonetheless it is quite funny.

Yesterday one of the students came to class with a bottle of coke.  I don't mind if they eat their breakfast in the first few mins of class  - most of them eat at home but the ones living alone tend to   buy breakfast at a convenience store on the way to uni.  I draw the line at coke - it has to be something nutritious.  I said to the student in question.... "next week, if you need to eat, please come with onigiri instead.  (onigiri being a rice ball).  He looked at me with more than a bit of surprise...with  my Anglicised pronunciation.... he heard "Please come with geri instead"   geri = diahorrea.....