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!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English

!Mira que luna! Look at that moon! Resources for learning English
Fernando Olivera: El rapto.- TEXT FROM THE NOVEL The goldfinch by Donna Tartt (...) One night we were in San Antonio, and I was having a bit of a melt-down, wanting my own room, you know, my dog, my own bed, and Daddy lifted me up on the fairgrounds and told me to look at the moon. When "you feel homesick", he said, just look up. Because the moon is the same wherever you go". So after he died, and I had to go to Aunt Bess -I mean, even now, in the city, when I see a full moon, it's like he's telling me not to look back or feel sad about things, that home is wherever I am. She kissed me on the nose. Or where you are, puppy. The center of my earth is you". The goldfinch Donna Tartt 4441 English edition

Saturday, July 25, 2015

jailbait (slang)

jailbait American and Australian English (slang)
 someone below the legal age of consent
For example:
  • He claims he had no idea the girl was jailbait, and insists that she told him she was nineteen years old.
  • One of the greatest novels in the English language is about a man who falls for a girl even though he knows she's jailbait. It's called "Lolita".
Origin: From the fact that in many countries an adult having sexual contact with an underage partner can be given a jail sentence. The underage partner is "bait" that could lead to jail.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:
If a guy falls in love with a girl who's jailbait, he should
  1. ask her to marry him
  2. ask her to sleep with him
  3. wait until she's older