Monthly Archives: June 2013

Baggage

This year’s English Camp (still few places available) will be about various heroes. We probably won’t include Superman, but this is a funny comic nonetheless.

Superman does have a sense of humor.

Baggage is of course another word for luggage, but it can also refer to emotional baggage, like, in this case, fear of flying. So Superman is suggesting he should charge extra for this kind of baggage.

By the way, that awkward moment when you laugh at your own joke and nobody else is laughing is usually accompanied by the sound of chirping crickets in comedies, to emphasize the silence. In real life, you just hope the conversation will move on Smile

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Your mileage may vary

This is quite a new idiom, coined after wide use of this when describing the mileage – which is the distance a car can go on a full tank of gasoline. Because no test can precisely simulate all driving habits, the numbers are usually accompanied with “Your Mileage May Vary”, or YMMV for short.

You can, however, use it to relativize almost anything. Let’s say you’ve been to a restaurant that makes, in your own opinion, the best burger in town. But, because you know this is subjective, at the end you might add: Well, it was the best dinner I had this month. But your mileage may vary.

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