Friday, November 27, 2009

Learning English pronunciation


glocalization (BrE also -isation)
the fact of adapting products or services that are available all over the world to make them suitable for local needs: As an example of the glocalization of fast food marketing, McDonald’s in France are using Asterix in promotions instead of Ronald McDonald.
The word glocalization is formed from two existing words, globalization and local. There are many words like this in English; for example, edutainment means ‘entertainment which is also educational’, and is formed from entertainment and education, and an infomercial is a commercial which also provides information.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bulls Escape Tom Cruise Film Set in Spain

Bulls broke free from a film set in the southern Spanish town of Cadiz Sunday. "Knight&Day" stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz hadn't arrived in town yet. Two women were slightly hurt, and filming has been suspended.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Engrish, Spanglish and Franglais

engrish funny locker room
Must be Scotland.

engrish funny to sing in the lounge
Para picar en el salón.

To sting in the lounge
Potatoes in sauce
Hot sauce, garlic-oil sauce, with goat’s cheese sauce
Iberian ham on toast with spread
Hom croquettes
Squids fried in batter
Pan of broken eggs and potatoes chistorra
Pan of broken eggs and potatoes and iberian ham

engrish funny overall ham
Paedophiles and prawns on drugs?


Jork and cheese
Ham and tomato


Loin little plates
Lean of pig with tomato
Veal in country sauce
Octopus to the Galician
You inhabit chid’s overall with ham
Stirred of asparaguses
Potatos tortilla
Bolognan-meat ravioli
Prawns to the pill pill

Iberian ham

engrish funny breakfast dishwasher
This soup could use more soap.

engrish funny modernized gene
Genetic engineering.

Thanks to Isabel for the link!

This hour has 22 minutes - Money

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Beatles - I feel fine

Harry Benson and The Beatles Pillow Fight

The Beatles and the pillow fight

George V Hotel, Paris, January 1964

The Beatles were on tour in Paris, and Benson was covering the tour for the Express, photographing them at pavement cafés and souvenir shops and during their nightly performances at the Olympia. Benson quickly got to know the band. One evening they were having a drink after a performance at Olympia when Ringo Starr mentioned a pillow fight they had had the night before. Harry was intrigued but as there was a photographer from the Daily Mail sitting with them, kept quiet.

Two nights later he was invited back to their room for more after show drinks. Brian Epstein burst in with a telegram: ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ was number one in America. Harry suggested they celebrate with another pillow fight and took what became one of his most iconic photographs.

© Harry Benson

Listen to Mr Benson talking about this photo:

Big Train - On Call Surgeon

A surgeon, played by Simon Pegg, is trapped on the phone during a life and death operation. Funny sketch from BBC comedy show 'Big Train'.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Smack the Pony - Nurses

Smack the Pony is a stylish, original and uninhibited Emmy award-winning sketch show starring Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips which ran from 1999 to 2003 on Channel Four.
They play on women's neuroses (size of boobs), their preoccupations (finding a man, finding a man and finding a man), their weaknesses (Marks & Spencer, fashion and men) and their competitiveness (more covert than that of the male of the species, and therefore far more deadly).

Recycling ad

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Catherine Tate - Chocolate Fudge Cake

Click on the image below to see the script:

Dolly Parton - 9 to 5

Learn English for Job Interviews

Big Train - New Office Manager

A boss breaks the unpopular news that Tom Henderson will be the new office manager. Watch out for the very strong language in this funny short sketch from BBC comedy show 'Big Train'. Starring comedian Simon Pegg.

No way! I can´t believe it. That guy is a WANKER!