Wednesday, December 2
Monday, November 30
韋氏詞典將 pandemic 列為 2020 年度單字。('Pandemic' is the Word of the Year for Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com)
epidemic 和 pandemic 都是流行病的意思
• epidemic 指可以感染眾多人的疾病。
• pandemic 感染的人更多，範圍更大，例如全球性的流行病。
(字首 pan 是全部/到處的意思)
新冠肺炎 COVID-19 在武漢蔓延時，是 epidemic；當它蔓延到其它國家時，是 pandemic 。
A disease can be declared an epidemic when it spreads over a wide area and many individuals are taken ill at the same time. If the spread escalates further, an epidemic can become a pandemic, which affects an even wider geographical area.
Wednesday, November 18
What key won’t open any door?
A turkey. (turkey: 火雞, 無用的東西; Turkey 土耳其)
related post (相關連結): monkey & key
Wednesday, November 11
• stripe 條紋
• spot 斑點（名詞）；認出/發現（動詞）
俚語：A tiger can't change its stripes.
Monday, November 9
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Saturday, October 31
在一本童書裏，有以下兩句話， 一句用了 in the tree， 另一句用了 on the tree：
We hang thank you notes in the tree!
Today I will write a note and put it on the tree!
一般來說，在樹枝、樹葉中(被樹枝、樹葉包裹/遮蓋)的東西，會用 in the tree。 可以在樹枝上看到的，則用 on the tree。
Friday, October 30
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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. —Albert Einstein
Friday, October 23
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Saturday, October 17
The more you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. —Dr. Seuss
Friday, October 16
Farmer: Who raided my vegetable patch?
Piglet: Beets me!
✅ beats me (難倒我了，我不知道) = I don't know; I have no idea.
Wednesday, September 9
Friday, September 4
英國的哈利王子夫婦在2020年1月宣布退出王室高級成員身分，放棄使用“殿下”頭銜。哈利原本是 His Royal Highness，梅根和哈利結婚時則有了 Her Royal Highness 的頭銜。
The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world.
Tuesday, September 1
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Friday, June 19
Monday, June 8
Hummingbirds can fly backwards.