Monthly Archives: September 2018

Bird-Brained Ideas

Los Angeles is a big, sprawling (covering a wide area) city. That’s why people have a hard time (difficulty) getting around without cars. Our public transportation system—buses, subways, trains, etc.—just doesn’t reach enough parts of the city. About a year … Continue reading

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Flu Shot Season is Here Again

A few years ago, I thought I was dying. My body ached (hurt). I couldn’t breathe. I had a high fever (body temperature). I had “the flu.” The flu, short for influenza, is a highly contagious (easy to pass from … Continue reading

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New Words in American English, 2018 Edition

One of the leading (most popular) American English dictionaries, Merriam-Webster, has just published a list of 840 “new” words in English. Here are some you may want to know: TL;DR – “Too long; didn’t read” – This is sometimes used … Continue reading

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