sexta-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2014


at this juncture - no momento, nesta hora
at this rate - neste ritmo, neste passo
at times - ocasionalmente, às vezes

at will - à vontade

Word of the day: Moat

Moat: fosso, valado, circundar com fossos
Synonyms: channel, trench, dike, drain, waterway, conduit, gully, trough
“Now a smooth, dirt road runs to within meters of the temple's moat…”   (

 “I'll finally get to build that moat.”   (

Famous Sayings

Famous Sayings 

Albert Einstein
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Swedish proverb

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

Tit for tat

Tit for tat: retaliação, represália equivalente ao que se recebeu, detalhe por detalhe
1550–60: talvez uma variação do antigo “tip for tap”

“He answered their insults tit for tat.”   (

quinta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2014

Word of the day: Wallop

Wallop: batida forte, pancada, bater, surrar, espancar, fazer barulho, ruído, ferver, borbulhar, andar de forma atabalhoada, vencer de forma arrasadora

Synonyms: bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, bung up, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste, pound, punch out, beat, whip

“I was so angry I felt like walloping him.”
“…walloped the branches of the pear tree with a stick in an effort to knock down some fruit…”
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Famous Sayings

Famous Sayings

Judy Garland
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Albert Schweitzer
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

John Maxwell

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.

Judy Garland

Flare up

Flare up: ficar pior, piorar sair com ímpeto, estourar (doença, conflito),
“Julia's skin condition flares up whenever she gets stressed out by something.”
It can be dangerous in this city. Fighting among street gangs can flare up at any time.”  



The State flag of New Jersey is buff colored. The state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896.

quarta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2014

Word of the day: Stray

Stray: pessoa errante, animal desgarrado, estática, ruído parasita (em transmissão de rádio),vaiar, errar, andar a esmo, desviar-se, desgarrar, desgarrado, errante, extraviado, espalhado, esporádico

Synonyms: err, fall, sin, offend, transgress, trespass, wander
“Both of her cats were strays that she found wandering in the neighborhood.”
“The airplane strayed off course.”
“Our straying son swears he's returned to the straight and narrow.”
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Stray cat: gato sem dono que anda solto pelas ruas (mas não é um gato selvagem)

Electronics (picture dictionary)

Electronics   (picture dictionary)








light bulb 
light bulb



terça-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2014

Word of the day: Hew

Hew:  (hewed, hewn), cortar, derrubar, lavrar, desbastar
Synonyms: chop (down), cut (down), fell, mow
“They hewed logs to build a cabin.”
“The walls are built of stones hewn by skilled craftsmen.”

Proverbs and sayings

Proverbs and sayings:

Cão que ladra não morde.
His bark is worse that his bite.
Nascido em berço de ouro.
Born with a silver spoon in your mouth.
Não se meta onde não é chamado.
Mind your own business.

Cray cray

Cray cray: bem louco, louco (num nível bem maior)
(originado de “crazy”)
- "Lets have a milk chugging contest"

- "Ok No. Don't get cray cray."  (



That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription "May 20th, 1775," and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: "April 12th, 1776."

segunda-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2014

Jonquil:  junquilho
Narcissus jonquilla
widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers

German Narziss; Narzisse

Russian нарцисс

Arabic النرجس
jonquil ; Narcissus jonquilla


Fubar: bastante danificado, com danos

"The clock in the hall is fubar." 

Origin: Nos anos 40, do acrônimo Fucked Up Beyond Recognition (ou repair)


Word of the day: Maze

Maze:  labirinto,estado de encantamento ou perplexidade, confusão, confundir, embaraçar
Synonyms: addle, baffle, befuddle, bemuse, bewilder, confound, fuddle, gravel, confuse, muddle, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, vex, labyrinth

“I'm completely mazed by the multitude of plans for health insurance.>”
“The experiment measured the time it took for a mouse to find its way through a maze to get its reward of cheese.”
“The school is a maze of classrooms.”
“…a maze of rules and regulations…” 

domingo, 23 de fevereiro de 2014



Western Meadow Lark

State Bird of KansasMontana,NebraskaNorth Dakota,Oregon and Wyoming

By John James Audubon, F. R. SS. L. & E.


[Western Meadowlark.]
[Sturnella neglecta.]
Although the existence of this species was known to the celebrated explorers of the west, LEWIS and CLARK, during their memorable journey across the Rocky Mountains and to the Pacific; no one has since taken the least notice of it.


CHOPPER: tipo de motocicleta que foi transformada a partir de uma original ou completamente montada em uma oficina
“More and more people are building their own motorcycles using chopper kits.”
                         2. Palavra informal para “helicopter”
“The sound of choppers filled the sky.”
“Army choppers evacuated refugees from the war zone.”

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Word of the day: Daunt

Daunt: atemorizar, amedrontar, intimidar, assustar, descoroçoar, desanimar

Synonyms: chill, discourage, demoralize, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, unman, unnerve
“ …the raging inferno didn't daunt the firefighters for a moment…”

Barry White-Just The Way You Are

Barry White-Just The Way You Are

I never take anything for granted
Only a fool maybe takes things for granted
Just because it's here today
It can be gone tomorrow
And that's one thing that you
Never in your life ever have to worry about me
If I'll ever change towards you because
Baby I love you
Yeah I love you
Just the way... You are...

Don't go changing, trying to please me
You never let me down before
I don't imagine you're too familiar
And I don't see you anymore
I would not leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are

Don't go trying some new fashion
Don't change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care

I don't want clever conversation
I don't want to work that hard
I just want some someone to talk to
I want you just the way you are.

I need to know that you will always be
The same old someone that I knew
What will it take till you believe in me
The way that I believe in you.

I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from my heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are.

sábado, 22 de fevereiro de 2014

2013 New Words:

2013 New Words:

listicle  = an article that is based on a list of points
Thanks to our sweet Kerry for inspiring a kiss and tell listicle.
[ 07 April 2013]
I wonder if the moment when Don’t Panic put up a spoof listicle entitled The 9 or so Types of Hipster You See in London, which takes the piss out of a Buzzfeed UK listicle entitled The 22 Types of Hipster You Encounter in London, is a moment when all of us should look in the mirror and ask whether this internet thing is working out quite as well as we’d hoped.
[ 24 April 2013]
nanoblock = a very small integrated circuit
A related but simpler technology [...] is based on suspending small integrated circuits called “nanoblocks” in a fluid and then flowing them over a surface where they drop into tiny holes of corresponding shapes.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 09 April 2013]
responsive (website) design = website design which allows for optimal viewing irrespective of which device is being used to view the site
With the emergence of responsive design as an industry benchmark, flat design has made inroads on the web too.
[ 08 May 2013]
New TfL websites focused on ‘responsive design’
[ 12 June 2013]


Word of the day: Taut

Taut: esticado, teso, tenso, em ordem, em condições
Synonyms: rigid, tense, tight
“The rope was drawn taut.”   (