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…

Vocabulary

Mood vocabulary.

These words can help you tell people you are in a certain kind of mood: Very tired: Exhausted Very happy: Overjoyed. Very sad: Despondent. Very needy: Desperate. Very hungry: Starving, famished. I’m exhausted.

Sleeping

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….

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…

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…

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…

Vocabulary

Some things are always plural.

In English, some nouns are always plural. Clothes. Even if it’s only one item. Pants. Be careful. In Britain, the thing Americans call “pants” are “trousers” and “pants” are something you wear under your trousers. Cats don’t wear any of this, so we don’t care. Belongings. Again, always plural. Arms. Here I’m referring to “arms”…

Assistant Grammar Cat

If that…..

“Humans sleep 7 hours each night, if that”. “If that” is a way of emphasizing a small amount or number. So that sentence is a way I would tell you that I don’t think people sleep very much, and probably not enough. “There were 10 people at the party, if that”. This means there were…