English interpreting English

what are word for?

what are word for? (Photo credit: Darwin Bell)

Here’s a link to an interesting chart with” translations” of some common British English phrases that we are likely to use when discussing. It shows what to actually understand when heard from a British speaker.  Again, words in isolation mean very little, if anything at all. Meaning is a dish where you need: words and phrases, a tablespoon of context, and  pinch of cultural knowledge.  Of course this  metaphor is not totally effective and complete…