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Old 05-13-2015, 08:42 AM
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I am ESL and I have to say that after being in this country for almost 20 years and studying the language since childhood, I still don't understand a lot of it. Especially slang, idioms and words with multiple meaning, different spelling.

It took me about 10 years to understand

there, their they're, they are
or two, too, and too
deer and dear................

When someone told me a few years ago A penny for your thoughts, I was upset I didn't get paid....it's funny now, confusing then.

I don't get caught up in that whole politically correct term things unless it would offend their gender. Like the day I opened the front door during daycare and said look the mail man is here and it was a woman. She corrected me and said, your postal carrier is here, then grinned at me... I didn't say anything back, I just felt silly..

here is what the dictionary says about the word kid

informal
a child or young person.
synonyms: child, youngster, little one, baby, toddler, tot, infant, boy/girl, young person, minor, juvenile, adolescent, teenager, youth, stripling; More
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