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May 7, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

Do you ever get confused by the differences between the English vocabulary used in North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand? Generally speaking, it doesn’t really matter which of these varieties of English you learn and use because most of what you say will be understood by any group of English speakers – but […]

January 12, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

To goof around is to spend your time doing unimportant things or behaving in a silly way. Mainly American informal English   Fool around has the same meaning as goof around.   Examples of use: 1. Stop goofing around! 2. The children were goofing around in the park. 3. We spent most of our summer […]

January 11, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

To gross out someone (or gross someone out) is to disgust them. If something grosses you out, it makes you feel ill because it is very unpleasant or disgusting. American informal English Examples of use: 1. I don’t like eating oysters. They gross me out. 2. His smelly feet really grossed me out. 3. That […]