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Texting in English

What does it mean???????????? Do your English speaking friends send you text messages that you cant work out? Do your colleagues use strange language in emails? It's really common for native speakers to use abbreviations and acronyms in written language especially in text messages and email. Here is a list of some commonly used ones Read more

Backronyms

This is an acronym: FERO It stands for Federal Electronic and Robotic Operations. Acronyms are made by taking the first letter of each of the words you want to use and using these letters to create a new word. Lots of people have heard of acronyms, but few have heard of their weird cousin, the Read more

Buffalo!

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Here’s an unusual sentence I found: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Now, before you ask, this is not a mistake. This is an actual English sentence. Let’s try to understand it. First of all, here’s the vocabulary you need: Buffalo: a city in New York buffalo: a verb meaning to intimidate (depending Read more

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