Posted in Curiosities, Vocabulary

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Abbreviation Meaning Abbreviation Meaning
411 Information LOL Laughing out loud
ACC Account MSG Message
ADMIN Administrator n00b Bad gamer
AFK Away from keyboard NOOB Bad gamer
AKA Also known as NP No problem
ASAP As soon as possible NSA No strings attached
ATM At the moment NVM Never mind
B4 Before OG Original gangster
BC Because OMG Oh my God
BDAY Birthday OS Operating system
BF Boyfriend P2P Peer to peer
BRB Be right back P2P Pay to play (online gaming)
BTDT Been there, done that PLZ Please
BTW By the way POV Point of view
CYA See you PPL People
DIY Do it yourself R Are
DL Download RIP Rest in peace
ETA Estimated time of arrival ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
EZ Easy RT Roger that
F2F Face to face RT Retweet
F2P Free to play SO Significant other
FAQ Frequently asked questions SOB Son of a bitch
FB Facebook STFU Shut the fuck up
FU Fuck you SYL See you later
FYI For your information TMI Too much information
GF Girlfriend TNT Til next time
G2G Got to go TY Thank you
GR8 Great UL Upload
GRATZ Congratulations W8 Wait
IDK I don’t know WTF What the fuck?
IK I know XOXOXO Hugs & kisses
JK Just kidding Y? Why?
K Okay YW You’re welcome
L8R Later ZZZZ Sleeping
Posted in Curiosities, Speaking & Pronunciation

Rip, Reap, & R.I.P.

.        Rip                                           Reap.

.       /rIp/                                            /riyp/.

.          ⇓                                               ⇓.

.To tear apart                                 To harvest.

.          ⇓                                               ⇓.

.Jack the Ripper                        The Grim Reaper.

.          ⇓                                               ⇓.

.           ⇒If you were to encounter either⇐.

.                                 ⇓ .

.                              R.I.P.

.                   (REST IN PEACE).

Posted in Curiosities

Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters allow people to improve their pronunciation and diction. Tongue twisters are also made to challenge other people to say them and have fun trying to doing it fast.

Here are some of the most popular tongue twister in US (try to read them out loud and fast):


She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

Red leather, yellow leather, red leather, yellow leather.

A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer.

A proper copper coffee pot.

Pink lorry, yellow lorry.


Swan swam over the pond,
swim swan swim!
Swan swam back again,
well swum swan!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled pepper?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?


The sixth sick Sheikh’s sixth sheep is sick.

Posted in Curiosities, Speaking & Pronunciation

Homonyms and Homophones

English language has many homonyms and homophones. In order to know what is the meaning of those kinds of words, it is necessary to have a little context. First of all, let’s define what homonyms and homophones are.

  • Homonyms: words that are spelled and pronounced in the same way but have different meaning.

Examples: bow (weapon), bow (ribbon); left (direction), left (past tense verb); rock (material), rock (music).

  • Homophones: words that are pronounced the same but they have different meaning.

Examples: raise, rays; plane, plain; carat, carrot; read (past tense), red.


Both types of words have allowed the creation of word games. Here are some examples:


Thomas left to the left. (Thomas went to the opposite direction of right)

The dogs bark at the bark. (The dogs produce the alarming noise to the part of the tree)


The following sentence represents the use of homonyms and homophones in a very clear way:


Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. (The buffalo from Buffalo that bother other buffalo from Buffalo bother buffalo from Buffalo)


There are also words combinations that sound the same and can only be understood by context or reading.


A dressed male <==> Addressed mail

Ice cream         <==> I scream

Real eyes         <==> Real lies