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Scottish Husbands Dismay – LMAO

Nothing like good English comedy.

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Speaking Exchange Between The Young And The Old

I think this is a wonderful Idea. No 1 reason, that it helps students from other countries learn to speak english and establish a great friendship and No 2, it allows the retired to keep up their computer skill and communicate with the young.
Obviously from this video, they develop quite the relationship with each other. I believe this is something that should be encouraged between countries as there are a lot of retired people that have time on their hands, where teachers and lecturers do not.
Another good reason is that these adults and children get a better understanding of each others cultures.

This is a must watch

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English – Confusing At Times

I am trying to learn Spanish which is hard enough but I am so glad I don’t have to learn English, it must be hell of language to learn as some words have so many different uses.

English - It's really not that hard

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Did You Know – 12/03/2012

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1. There are seven vertebrae in a giraffe’s neck, just like humans.
Just like humans and most mammals, a giraffe has seven neck bones. But those are really, really BIG bones.

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2. If you are scared of going to the dentist you probably have a phobia called Odontophobia

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3. Franklin Pierce the 14th President of the United States. Pierce chose to “affirm” his oath of office rather than swear it, becoming the first president to do so; he placed his hand on a law-book rather than on a Bible.
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4. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated
that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

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5. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink
in quicksand

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Did You Know – 04/02/2012

French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362
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The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim cathedral in Germany
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The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 lead pencils.
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The story of Cinderella first appears in a Chinese book written between 850 and 860 A.D.
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Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth. Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA
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Piano was invented in 1698 by an Italian, Bartolomeo Cristofori. There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving.

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Ramping up to the royal wedding

I love all this ‘Pomp and Ceremony’. No one in the world knows how to do this like the English and especially the Royal Family. It is going to be a happy, glorious day. I am going to sit in front of the TV with my hat on and a glass of champagne and take in every second of it. I am going to love it.

Here are some of the pictures that have been taken by Boston.com. As usual they are spectacular.

An estimated 2 billion people around the world are expected to watch live as England’s Prince William marries commoner Kate Middleton this Friday at Westminster Abbey. Tourists have flocked to London, decorations are appearing, commemorative memorabilia are for sale, and the armed services are preparing for their role in the big event.—Lloyd Young (34 photos total)

A member of the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry is seen during a media event at the Household Cavalry's Mounted Regiment in Hyde Park barracks in London on April, 15. The mounted regiment will provide close escort for the major members of the British royal family during the wedding. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press) #


Guardsman Bortnill St. Ange is measured for his uniform by master tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else (left) at Victoria barracks in Windsor on April 21. Irish Guards soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan are preparing for ceremonial duties as the Queens Guards ahead of the royal wedding. Prince William is the colonel of the Irish Guards. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images) #


Master tailor Lance Sergeant Matthew Else inspects the uniforms of members of the Irish Guards at Victoria Barracks in London on April 21. The Irish Guards returned from active duty in Afghanistan at the beginning of April, and are now preparing for ceremonial duties. Prince William is the colonel of the regiment. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #


Carriage restorer Dave Evans cleans the Glass Coach at the Royal Mews in central London on March 21. The coach, which was built in 1881, will be used to carry Prince William and Kate Middleton in the event of bad weather on their wedding day. (Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty) #


A member of the household cavalry rides down the Mall adorned in Union flags ahead of the royal wedding. (Andrew Winning/Reuters) #

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Did You Know….6/21/2010

1. Fly in Reverse. Hummingbirds are among the world’s smallest birds. They can hover by rapidly flapping their wings 12 to 90 times per second, and are unique in the bird world for their ability to fly backwards.

2. Nap Times. Most humans tend to sleep for about seven to nine hours each night. Bats, however, need their beauty rest – they nap for almost 20 hours a day. Deer, on the other hand, only rest up for about three hours.

3. Perfection at the game. A perfect baseball game requires that only one pitcher is used, and that pitcher must not let any batter reach first base.

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4. First calculator. You could say the first calculator was the abacus, which was documented in Mesopotamia almost 6,000 years ago. Today’s version, with sliding beads on rods, goes back to at least the 15th Century in China and is still used in some parts of the world where calculators are not available or simply not trusted.

5. Michigan State, USA. It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states for the number of registered recreational boats, behind California and Florida.[6] Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.

6. There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility


7. New Zealand kiwis lay the largest eggs with respect to their body size of any bird.

8. The smallest mountain range in the world is named the Sutter Buttes. The Buttes are located just outside of Yuba City, California in the Sacramento Valley, the northern part of the Central Valley. They are named for John Sutter, who received a large land grant from the Mexican government.

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