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…


Spy cats.

This guy speaks very quickly, so be patient. It’s the story of an attempt to use cats as spies. This can be hard to watch, and I think it was cruedl to the cats. Besides, I don’t know what they were thinking?! Cats sleep too much to be good spies. We do watch you though….


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…

Assistant Grammar Cat


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…



We know conditionals are a big source of confusion and frustration for many English learners. Jon and Kirsten are helping me help you. I asked them to do a series on conditionals. They’re working so I can take a nap.



The guy I live with said he hasn’t been getting much sleep lately. This week he slept as little as 5 hours each night!!!! How is that possible? Humans have so many words to describe sleep, but they don’t seem to do it very much and always complain. Here are some of the words humans…


That thing you do….

What’s your job? Where do you work? What kind of work do you do? Where is your job? The words “work” and “job” are closely related. Not for cats, but that’s another issue. Your “work”, is the type of thing you do during the day (or in some cases, at night). It can also mean…