Monthly Archives: January 2017

Idiom of the Week: Kick the Bucket

Meaning: To die.

Examples: 

You’re still alive! I thought you kicked the bucket!

Julius Caesar kicked the bucket in 44 BC.

The polite way to say “kick the bucket” is “pass away.”

 

Pop Quiz:

If someone says, “I feel like I’m going to kick the bucket,” they feel…

A.  Pretty good.

B.  Terrible.

C.  Not so bad.

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Speak of the Devil & Lonely Revisited

We’re killing two birds with one stone here by giving you a song that uses our latest Idiom of the Week and our latest Awesome Adjective. Listen and read the lyrics below!:

“Speak Of The Devil”

by Chris Isaak

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Waiting for someone
Been waiting for years
And it’s alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Watching her walking
Like watching a flame
Trying to forget her
Don’t mention her name
And I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Lonely days without her
Nights that would not end
As long as I don’t think about her
I can still pretend
It’s alright

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Been waiting for someone
Lonely for years
But I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now
It’s alright
It’s alright

Speak of the devil

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Happening This Wednesday…

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Awesome Adjective: Lonely

 

Meaning: Feeling sad because you’re alone.

Examples:

After they broke up, he felt very lonely.

The holidays can be a lonely time for a lot of people.

Even though I’m alone, I don’t feel lonely!

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the difference between alone and lonely?

A.  Alone is neither good nor bad, but lonely is always bad.

B.  Lonely is neither good nor bad, but alone is always bad.

C.  They are the same.

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Our Family Table Video

University Settlement recently produced a video highlighting the programs and services we offer. You may see some familiar faces in it!:

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Idiom of the Week: Speak of the Devil

Meaning: Said when you’re talking about someone or something and he or she or it suddenly appears. The complete expression is “Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”

Examples:

Speak of the devil! We were just talking about you!

“Did you hear about Thomas?” “Shh! Here he comes right now!” “Speak of the devil!”

“I wonder if it’s going to snow today.” “Look! It’s snowing!” “Speak of the devil…”

 

Pop Quiz:

When should you say “speak of the devil“?

A.  When the person you were talking about doesn’t appear.

B.  When the person you were talking about appears after an hour or so.

C.  When the person you were talking about appears right away.

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