Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hanging out on the 26th floor

I love NY! Well, not really. I like New York, but I have only visited three times. Once in 1994, once in 2002 and now 2009. It's hard not to be impressed with the tall skyscrapers and awesome bagels. But beers were around $10 each and the city is so big, I don't know how people find their way around. I'll visit again, but I am not ready to move there any time soon.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Idioms

I recently got married (check out my blog at for details and pictures) and I thought about all the wedding idioms there are. I picked a few I like the best and thought I would share them with you all.

get hitched - to get married. "Did you hear that Mark and Lisa got hitched last week?"

shotgun wedding - is a wedding that is rushed because the bride-to-be is pregnant. It's a forced wedding. "Mark and Mary had a shotgun wedding in Las Vegas. They had a baby girl 6 months later."

cold feet - when one feels nervous about the wedding. Having second thoughts about getting married. "His friends asked him if he was getting cold feet, but John was happy to get married and wasn't nervous at all."

tie the knot - to get married. "At 25 I was not ready to tie the knot. At 34 I felt it was time."

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sleeping at the switch

I have been meaning to post my pictures of the 4h of July holiday last week. I will soon. You can see some pictures I took recently, though most of them are of me bowling.