American Slang

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'Break a Leg' Means 'Good Luck'
  Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this program we explore words and expressions in American English. Today, we take another trip to the exciting world of li...
2018-12-08 22:59:31
Time to 'Sing Like a Canary'
  Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. There are thousands of different kinds of birds. They come in all sizes and colors. And they each make their own sound. That ...
2018-12-01 23:00:00
Misinformation or Disinformation
  The website Dictionary.com has chosen the term ‘misinformation’ as its word of the year. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Oxford Dictionaries chose ‘toxic’ as its word ...
2018-11-26 22:59:26
'Loose Cannons' Are Dangerous
Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explore the world of American English. We talk about common expressions, where they come from and, most importantly...
2018-11-24 22:58:08
Who Is the 'Breadwinner' in Your Family?
  Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On today’s show about English words and expressions, we are going to talk about bread.   Now, most countries around the wo...
2018-11-17 23:00:12
Oxford’s Word of the Year Is…Toxic
  The Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year is…toxic. The British publisher defines the adjective toxic as “poisonous.” The word first appeared in English in the 1650s. It came from th...
2018-11-16 22:59:42