What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many vegetarians in America and why they have different titles for different vegetarians? Let’s find out what kinds of vegetarians are out there and what kinds of vegetarians your friends are.

  1. Flexitarian: Flexible + Vegetarian
  2. Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian: Lacto is from the Latin word for milk and Ovo is from the Latin word for egg.
  3. Lacto-Vegetarian
  4. Pesco-Vegetarian, Pescatarian, or Pescetarian: Pesce means fish in Italian.
  5. Raw Food Vegan: Raw means uncooked in English.
  6. Semi-Vegetarian: Semi means half in Latin.
  7. Vegan

The definitions are not the same everywhere and it is possible to have more types of them in the future. Aren’t you sure what kinds of vegetarians your friends are yet? Let’s study more here!

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May Is Here!

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From FarmersAlmanac.com:

Did you ever wonder, “Where do the month names come from?” Essentially, there are three sources: Greek and Roman deities, Roman rulers, and numbers. 

May springs from the Greek goddess Maia, daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes. She was a nurturer and an earth goddess, which certainly explains her connection with this springtime month, when flowers and crops burst forth.

June descends from Juno, wife of Jupiter, and the Roman ancient goddess of marriage and childbirth.

July was named in honor of Julius Caesar right after his assassination in 44 B.C., with July being the month of his birth. July is the first month in the calendar that bears the name of a real person, rather than a deity.

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Excuse My French Revisited

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Speaking of French, we used many French words and phrases in English. Here are some examples from Wikipedia:

adieu, avant-garde, baguette, bon appetit, bon voyage, boulevard, brunette, café, carte blanche, chauffer, chic, cliché, clique, coquette, coup d’etat, croissant, cul-de-sac, décor, déjà vu, derriere, en route, ennui, entrée, entrepreneur, façade, faux, faux pas, femme fatale, fiancé, fiancée, film noir, forte, gaffe, genre, hors d’oeuvre, impasse, je ne sais quoi, laissez-faire, liason, lingerie, malaise, Mardi Gras, melee, milieu, montage, motif, mousse, nouveau riche, omelette, panache, parole, pastiche, poseur, prairie, protégé, provocateur, rapport, reconnaissance, renaissance, repertoire, sabotage, sauté, savant,  savoir-faire, silhouette, soiree, tour de force, vinaigrette, and voyeur.

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What’s the Weather Like Today?

Here’s a video from Real English about the weather. In this video, you will hear some of the following words (the equal sign means they have similar meanings):

cloudy = overcast = dull = gray

sunny = bright = clear

rainy = raining = damp = drizzly

windy = breezy = brisk

cool = crisp

cold = chilly = freezing

warm = mild

wonderful = beautiful = pleasant = nice

Now watch the video. The first time just watch and listen, the second time you can read, too:

What’s the weather like today? Leave a reply!

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