Word up – Body

To have a body means you are alive,to be a body means you are dead. Body parts are often used in idioms as in: it cost an arm and a …

Ubran Dictionary #1

Today’s urban vocabulary (as defined by the urban dictionary): Energy vampire – a person who boosts his own energy by taking energy from others by means of an argument, belittlement, …

Word up – Little

Word up – words and expressions with ‘little’. Instead of little you can also say: small or tiny. In Scotland, the word ‘wee’ is used for small E.g. a small …

Word up – Thing

A thing as a noun is an unspecified object e.g. “I need to get a few things from my room.”The general situation you are in e.g. “How are things? – …

Word up – Five

To take 5 – is to take a short, 5-min break. So instead of saying:‘Let’s take a break for 5-minutes’, you can simply say ‘Let’s take five’. In the Uk, …

Word up – Water

Water is essential to life and so is going to the toilet.When you pass water, you do exactly this – pass water – go to the toilet. To water down …

Word up – Beach

A beach is found on the edge of a sea, ocean or lake. A beach can be sandy, pebbly or rocky. A beach bum is a man who goes to …

Word up – Spring

Apart from the season of the year, ‘a spring’ is a metal coil that can be pressed down and returns to its original shape e.g. often found in mattresses to …

Word up – Bounce

If you throw a ball on the ground it comes back up or ‘bounces’. A bouncer is the person provides security on the door of a nightclub– usually a big …

Word up – Morning

Technically, morning is any time after midnight or 12.00 a.m. When you refer to staying up late – e.g. to between 3-6 a.m.-this is often called the ‚wee hours’ e.g. …