Figurative language for anger. Idioms are phrases or figures of speech. An idiom is a form of figurative language that stands for something else. It is an expression. Idioms are especially difficult for foreigners of...
The Naughty Grammarian instructs on the finer points of English usage, points either never learned or long ago forgotten. This lesson is on the misuse of the words "literally" and "awesome."
Learn new expressions about Animals in English language: enjoyable for native English speakers, and a good source of information if you are learning English as a Second Language, as an English student
A red herring and a fine or pretty kettle of fish are idioms with an interesting history and background. There is a literal or logical explanation for each one.
Many of us hear these old expressions from our grandparents, but do we really know what they mean?
Horses and humans have had a close relationship for thousands of years. The bond between the two species may have weakened in recent times with the invention of "motorized carriages" and tractors, but horses are still...
Several useful English expressions have the word Penny in them - interesting for English speakers, educational for Students of English as a Second Language
If your home language is English, I hope this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very...
Where does doofus come from? And how do you wear a Visard? These and more of our old English sayings and quotes. Hoist your own pecard, and take a look!
Birds often show up in common English idioms and proverbs. Have you ever wondered where phrases such as "a little birdie told me" or "it's for the birds" came from?