Expressions

Off the cuff.

There are many english expressions using the word “off”. “Off the cuff” means doing something without a plan. If you do something “on and off” it means you do something for some time, then stop, then resume it. Lots of people go to the gym “on and off”. If you’re “better off” it means you’re…

Expressions

An odd human expression…there are many.

“Curiosity Killed the Cat”. That’s what people say. It means that if you look too closely at something unfamiliar, you might get into trouble. I think this is a very strange expression for two reasons: Cats really don’t care about what humans do. We sleep too much to get into trouble once we a no…

Expressions

It’s hot.

We’re having a heat wave here in Seattle. That means the weather is hotter than normal. The temperature today was about 100 degress Fahrenheit, that’s 37 degrees Celsius. I don’t know why humans need so many ways to tell themselves it’s hot. Remember, in English we always say “it’s x degrees”. Sometimes you’ll here people…

Expressions

Yes.

English has many ways to say “yes” or to permit somebody to do something. Have a look at these. “Can I use your phone”? “Sure”. “Can I have a piece of chocolate?” “By all means!” “Would you like to join me at the game?” “Absolutely”. “Another drink?” “You bet!” “More food?” “Definitely”. Some times you’ll…

Assistant Grammar Cat

AGC BRB

I understand there’s this thing out there called the internet that I’m on right now. Nobody asked me if this was OK. The whole thing was Flash’s idea. I also understand that when you use the internet, or something called “messaging”, you might use certain abbreviations. In my opion (IMO) this is because humans are…

Expressions

Let’s meet up and talk about meeting.

The word “meeting” in English can be tricky. The dictionary will tell you it’s when two or more people get together. The reality is that English speakers use it to describe a business or work setting. They will rarely say, “I’m having a meeting at my house with some friends”, unless there’s some kind of…

About Flash

Vaccine Vocabulary.

The guy who lives with stopped going to a place called “the office” over a year ago. I don’t mind. I get to bother him and he gets to feed me. I know that there are some cats out there who want things to go back to normal so that their humans will be at…