Idiom of the Week: “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth”

Meaning: To be said directly by the person or people who have knowledge about something. It is often used by a person talking about another person.

Examples:

1. I won’t believe it until I hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.

2. The news came straight from the horse’s mouth, so we all listened.

3. The rumor proved to be true when it finally came straight from the horse’s mouth.

Pop Quiz:

*Bill and Sam are teammates on a soccer team.

Bill: John told me there is no practice today.

Sam: No, there is practice today! I just talked to Mr. Anderson.

Bill: Ah, straight from the horse’s mouth, I knew John was wrong.

Mr. Anderson is probably:

A.  Bill and Sam’s coach

B.  Bill and Sam’s teammate

C. Bill and Sam’s parent

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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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