Today I’d like to show you a sign. You might have seen it before, I think it’s been around for a while. If you saw this sign by a swimming pool, you might think that it was a mistake, that perhaps they’d forgotten to write the P. Or maybe the P had fallen off. But it’s actually a joke, as you can see if you read the rest of it, it says: Notice there’s no P in it – let’s keep it this way.
Today I’d like to recommend a site called: omgpop.
Thanks to Thomas for telling me about this site. There is a game on this site called Letterblox, which is kind of like scrabble. You score points by making words out of six letters that you’re given. So that’s a fun way to play with words and it could help your vocabulary and spelling too.
And another game on the site which I love is called Draw My Thing. I think it’s hilarious. It’s kind of like Pictionary if you’ve ever played that. I think this is another way to help improve your English – you have to draw a picture and the other people have to guess what you’re drawing. It helps your spelling too because if you don’t spell the word correctly, then you don’t get it right.
Kia ora in Stick News today the Dalai Lama has been denied a visa for South Africa.
The Dalai Lama is a lineage of religious leaders of a school of Tibetan Buddhism The current Dalai Lama is a 73-year-old man who lives in India. Wikipedia says he’s a noted public speaker worldwide who has won more than a hundred awards – including the Nobel Peace Prize. He was planning to attend a conference in South Africa this month. But his visa was denied. CNN reported the country was worried that if the Dalai Lama visited South Africa it would shift the focus away from the 2010 World Cup.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 25th of March. Kia ora.
The other day I looked out my window to see that a special delivery had arrived in front of MSK JR Apartment. It was a massive box.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is sick. Sick means ill as in: Ugh, I feel sick.
But it’s also a slang word which means great, cool, awesome … stuff like that.
For example: How was the party? Sick.
I hadn’t heard this word in ages, but then this winter I met a lot of Australian tourists who used it a lot. So maybe it’s a really popular word in Australia right now. And Amir from Jake and Amir really likes the word sick too.
This is a line from today’s conversation: Oh, yeah. That's the one I got wrong. So, 9 out of 10. That’s still pretty sick. He’s saying that it’s pretty sick or great that he got 9 out of 10 on the online IQ test that he just did.