We have conversation in our telegram chat every day.
Some of them just a chit-chat talking about weather, local events, Trump and misogyny, but sometimes there are a lot of English grammar, vocabulary and idioms.
Happily telegram provides us a way to “mark” our messages with hashtags.
For instance every time when T.Lee share his wisdom explaining some idiom to us, I send a message like “#idiom horse mouth” where the first word is a hash tag and the rest is a short description.
And everyone can do so too! It’s free, it works!
Afterwards we can search by typing #idiom in the search input box, look at the picture below:
On the left side we have the list of recent messages with this tag, and by clicking on it we can read the conversation about it on the right side. It’s simple, it’s instant.
Some of them are provided with many examples and even with an example of pronunciation:
For now we have only a few hashtags : #idiom, #vocabulary , #grammar. Try it all, you will be surprised how profound our chat could be.
I’m going to grab a few idioms and post them here on FB regularly, for those who are frown upon chatting.
hear (sth) through/on the grapevine to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else
rings true If something someone says or writes rings true, it seems to be true
close a door to (on) someone to eliminate an opportunity for someone or something
school of hard knocks the school of life’s experiences, as opposed to a formal, classroom education.
save the day to do something that solves a serious problem, to produce a good result when a bad result was expected.
by the skin of my teeth barely. Often used to describe something that almost didn’t happen
quit cold turkey to stop doing something abruptly. The phrase is most often used to describe the sudden cessation of a drug
For more examples, questions and suggestions you would visit our chat.