The English Corner 07 Jully

Posted Date : 07-Jul-2018

Facts about Animals!
The oldest breed of dog is the saluki. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear. The Chameleon can focus its eyes separately to watch two objects at once. A hippopotamus can stay under water for up to 30 minutes. There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon. An annoyed camel will spit at a person.
The world's smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means "tiny dog in the sky." Pea crabs (the size of a pea) are the smallest crabs in the world. The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal but are mentioned only twice in the Bible In Denmark there are twice as many pigs as people. The South American giant anteater eats more than 30,000 ants a day.

Collective Name  Animal
herd        of    whales
pod        of    whales
school        of    whales
 plump        of    wildfowl

proverb - is a saying that makes a truth or piece of wisdom easier to remember e.g. a stitch in time saves nine 
silence gives consent
 saying nothing or not saying no to something means that you agree Silence gives consent and when nobody spoke at the meeting, the pri cipal thought that most people agreed with his proposal. 
there is more than one way to skin a cat
 there is more than one way to do something When my father taught me a different way to do the painting I realized that there is more than one way to skin a cat.


(Uncontrolled obsession is called mania)
caligynemania    beautiful women
cacomania    ugliness
cainomania    newness, novelty, change (See         also cainotomania)
cainotomania    newness, novelty, change (See         also cainomania)

Buzz Words

Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Flash mob: A crowd that gathers in a pre-determined place, performs an action then disperses very quickly. The mob is not told exactly what to do until just before the event.
Flexitarian : A vegetarian who sometimes eats meat or fish.

Tongue Twister
Purple Pigs Play In the Puddles 
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

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