ESL: When English is Not Your First Language


My mom and I were having a conversation about someone and I told my mom that my sister didn’t like him.  She nodded sagely and said, “Oh, yes.  She said he’s a Hole of the Butt!” What? I made her repeat that, and on the second repeat, it suddenly clicked that she was trying to…

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Chesapeake Bay and Crabs

Chesapeake Bay

When Jim asked where I wanted to go this summer for a short trip, I immediately said, Chesapeake Bay.  Why?  Because I wanted to eat some Chesapeake Bay crabs. I had read Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay Saga years ago and remembered how interested I was in seeing that part of the US and eating some Maryland crabs.…

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