Christina Comben
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While French and Italian get kudos for their sexy status, Arabic for being exotic and Chinese for just being extremely cool, English is kind of like the brown bread of languages. A staple for your diet, but a little bit bland and boring. Or is it? Check out these seven British sayings that add colour to the English language.

May 2, 2018 12:00 AM
Comments · 17

Hi Cristina: very interesting your article; that we never end learning is a true bigger than a cathedral.

I have tried to learn English since I was a child and  every day I find new words like happened today reading your story,

Thanks to God and Italki we find people like you who are willing to share your knowledge with us. 

Hugs from Venezuela,

Horacio Idarraga Gil. 

May 2, 2018

Bill I'm from the west midlands and donkey's years is common place, but I've never heard of the curate's egg.


May 9, 2018
I've heard some of those expressions before. But not all.
Thanks for the fun and the good explanation.
September 11, 2019
I don't think British people would understand Curate's Egg. Perhaps older people might but I've never heard it. Everything else is great. 
May 10, 2019
I live in Yorkshire and use all of them at some or other, with the exception of Curates Egg which I've never heard of before reading the article.
April 26, 2019
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Christina Comben
Language Skills
English, Italian
Learning Language
Italian