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October 2012 Newsletter

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October jokes

A French fry walks into the bar and says to the bartender "Hi, I would like a beer please.”
The barman looks at him, shakes his head and says "No, we don't serve food here."

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A towel.

What can you catch but not throw?
A cold.

What begins with E, ends with E, and has one letter?

Here's a selection of idioms on keenness!

idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
A person who is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is very enthusiastic and full of energy. This idiom originates with the squirrel; always up early and eagerly hunting nuts!
“Gary was fantastic. He arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7am and worked with us all day.”

champ at the bit
Someone who is champing at the bit is ready and eager to start an activity, and is showing impatience at being delayed. This idiom comes from describing horses before a race, biting on the jockey ropes in anticipation.
“The press conference was delayed for such a longtime that the journalists were champing at the bit.”

eager beaver
The term eager beaver refers to a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic, sometimes considered overzealous - like a beaver building a dam!
“The new accountant works all the time - first to arrive and last to leave. He's a real eager beaver!”

edge of one's seat
Someone who is on the edge of their seat is very interested in something and finds it both extremely exciting and nerve-wracking.
“At the end of the film we were all on the edge of  our seats. It was just so exciting!”

put your heart (and soul) into
If you put your heart (and soul) into something, you are very enthusiastic and invest a lot of energy and hard work in it.
“Paul was determined to make a success of the project. He put his heart and soul into it.”

eat, sleep and breathe something
If you eat, sleep and breathe something, you are so enthusiastic and passionate about it that you think about it constantly.
“He's a really keen golfer; he eats, sleeps and breathes golf!”

 One Direction - You don’t know you’re beautiful

One Direction are a British-Irish boy band formed in London in 2010, consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.They appeared on the TV talent show THE X FACTOR and went on to become the first British group to go straight to number one in the US charts with their debut album.

Listen to the song and complete the lyrics using the following phrases:

You’re turning heads
make up,
To cover up,
The way that you flip your hair
it ain’t hard to tell,
If only you saw what I can see,
I want you so desperately,
To prove I’m right
You’re being shy,
you light up my world
Check any other vocabulary you don’t know.

Don’t know what for,
______________when you walk through the door,
Don’t need_________________
Being the way that you are is enough,
Everyone else in the room can see it,
Everyone else but you,
Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
____________________ gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground
You don’t know (oh oh),
You don’t know you’re beautiful!
You’d understand why_______________
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe,
You don’t know (oh oh),
You don’t know you’re beautiful!
(Oh oh)
That’s what makes you beautiful!
So come on,
You got it wrong,
________________I put it in a song,
I don’t why,
And turn away when I look into your eyes,
Everyone else in the room can see it,
Everyone else but you,
Baby_____________________ like nobody else,
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell,
You don’t know (oh oh),
You don’t know you’re beautiful!

© Clever Pants 2012

2 comentários:

  1. Very amusing jokes:) Made me giggle this morning!

  2. Yaaaayyyy, One Direction!
    ... on a less teeange girly note, I love that first joke :) I just told my flatmate - she wasn't as entertained!