Saturday, May 23, 2009

Reasons for Learning English: Part 1 & 2

So that you can read fun web sites like Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary is a dictionary/glossary of current slang written by the readers. The definitions are mostly sarcastic or ironic and each word has examples of the term used in a sentence. Like this one:

Life Password(contraseña de la vida)

The password that you use for every website, email account, facebook, twitter, everything. Having a "life password" is not a good idea, but everyone does it.

My friend found out my life password and wrecked my facebook account, stole all my paypal money and emailed offensive images to my mother.

Or The Onion which calls itself "America’s finest news source" and is one of the funniest web sites on the internet. From The Onion:

Concert Security Guard Would Willingly Give His Life To Protect Coldplay

CHULA VISTA, CA—Twenty-four-year-old security guard Ian Moran told reporters Tuesday that he would gladly lay down his life to protect the members of Coldplay during their upcoming show at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre. "I hope it doesn't come to that, but if [lead singer] Chris [Martin] is in danger, it's my job to take a bullet for him if I have to," said Moran, who has been struck in the head by beer bottles on three separate occasions while protecting Good Charlotte, Ozzy Osbourne, and Sheryl Crow, respectively. "A secure Coldplay concert is bigger than just one man." Coworkers said Moran started taking his responsibilities very seriously after a 2006 show at which he was unable to prevent overzealous fans from stealing Tim McGraw's cowboy hat, an incident for which he has never forgiven himself.