08 – Hell is a Bad Word? Heck Yes!

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS There are a lot of bad words and offensive words in every language. English is no exception to that. So, in today’s podcast, I am going to show you one of the lesser offensive words, “hell”, and its unoffensive replacement, “heck.” Until the early 1960’s, using the …

07 – Find vs. Find out – Happy English Podcast

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In today’s podcast, you’re going to find out how to use the verb “find” and the phrasal verb “find out.” These two are similar, but actually have different meanings and uses. You’ll be glad you found this podcast after you learn about these words. To get the …

05 – Social Vocabulary

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Technology always has a big influence on language. When the telephone was invented, they had to create a lot of new vocabulary – telephone (“tele” means far away and “phone” means sound), hang up (remember the old phone that was attached to the wall?) and dial (as …