7 day forecast – Malta & Brasilia

Weather words. How better to learn them than by looking at a 7 day forcast. The one above is for my country, Malta. Seven days with words such as isolated showers, windy, mainly cloudy, mainly sunny. Here’s the one for Brasilia (that’s the capital city of Brazil). This time we have thunderstorms, scattered thunderstorms, isolatedContinue reading “7 day forecast – Malta & Brasilia”

Britain’s Got Talent

We all know what a smartphone is and many of us know that this can also be called cell phone, mobile, iPhone and cellular phone. A note for German speakers: I must remind you that while “handy” is an English word, it does not mean smartphone. Take a look at the screenshot from an episodeContinue reading “Britain’s Got Talent”

You should…

How often have you begun you sentence with you should when a friend asks you for some advice? Friend: I can’t decide what colour of T-shirt to buy. The purple or the yellow? You: I think you should get the yellow one. It suits you better. You should this, you should that, you should ….Continue reading “You should…”

Samsung millions

Samsung says that “greatness never ends”. Neither do mistakes. Take a look at the screenshot from their live stream of a few days ago. There is a massive “99 millions” displayed. Let me explain the error with two example sentences. Malta has a population of four hundred THOUSAND (400,000). There were THOUSANDS of people atContinue reading “Samsung millions”

BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islands

“I celebrated Christmas with her and my family,” he told Expressen newspaper. He also said he had been worked remotely while in the Canaries BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islandshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55523587 Yes, even the BBC make mistakes. Can you see what’s wrong with the quote? Share your ideas in theContinue reading “BBC News – Covid: Sweden official defends Christmas trip to Canary Islands”

Happy? Not with the spelling!

Believe it or not, this message was posted by a company specializing in proofed transcription services. Its sales talk focusses on the accurancy of its services. I have no intention of embarrassing the company, so it will remain unnamed. However, I did inform them of their error. What is the mistake? Answers in the commentsContinue reading “Happy? Not with the spelling!”

In number 3 …

Not thrice but TRICE – Not Only Grammar If you remember, a few weeks ago I wrote about the English word for “3 times”, which is “thrice”.  Do not confuse it with today’s word, “TRICE” (without an “h”). “Trice” is often found in the phrase “in a trice”, meaning “in a very short time”. For example, when your boss nextContinue reading “In number 3 …”