Posts Tagged ‘humour’:

O is for 00

When I learnt to say the numbers in English I was surprised that zero can be letter O. The same symbols mean different things in different countries sometimes. I can imagine if I say I need to go the nil/zero room some might not understand. In Mongolia and Russia toilet signs were 00 in 19th century. Since then in Mongolia the phrase ‘going to the nil’ means ‘spending a penny’ in UK. In other words it means going to toilet. Another idiomatic traditional Mongolian phrase is ‘to see a horse.’ Basically the nomadic lifestyle meant horses were and still are

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J is for Jokes

Are you ready? Are you ready? I am about to tell you a joke! This is a very common introduction to jokes in many countries. However, in Britain I find jokes have pretty sharp and sudden punch lines. I remember coming here for the first time and the jokes went straight over my head and I felt pretty dumb. A decade later, finally (well most) I get them. But today,  I’ll share with you my comedy monologue based on language, culture and pronunciation. Mongolians, including myself find some sounds hard to pronounce in English. A Job Interview on Skype ON

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I is for Idioms

Idioms. Metaphors. Phrasal verbs. I love them. I find it so fascinating why languages have different idioms for the same ideas and expressions. (English) = (Mongolian) chalk and cheese  = a camel and a goat no room to swing a cat = no room to turn your bottom out of the blue = out of the sky over my dead body = when the sun rises in the west and dogs grow flowers on their tails   I like body parts and colours used for different meanings, too.   to learn by heart = to learn by chest to keep

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C is for Clouds

Silver coloured clouds shimmering in the sky Secret held hearts floating with hope Silk wearing snakes dancing with dragons Cigar holding cowboys sipping their pints Sword spinning ninjas shaping their art Saucy little madams shaking their hips Metal birds flying past the party Melting love torn apart sadly Misty clouds flirting with hearts  

9 Fun Facts Growing up in a Ger

Does happiness depend on how many rooms or how much you have? When I say I grew up in a ger some people think poverty. Well, I never starved of love. Here are the fun facts growing up in a ger: You never feel alone You are always in the same house wherever you move house There is no bed time different from adults You can see the stars through the window on top Everyone eats together facing each other because of the round shape In the summer, you can ‘see through’ the wall once the felt covers lifted up

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© Guuye ~ Гүүеэ