Posted by: Idioma Extra | April 17, 2011

Monday’s News


‘Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels’ Now Available On A Onesie

From: www.huffingtonpost.com

Kate Moss’ words of wisdom have finally ended up where they belong: on merchandise for the masses.

The Daily Mail points out that the supermodel’s preferred slogan is being proffered even on kid-and baby-sized t-shirts by Zazzle.com. For only $23.95, your infant can spit up his or her pureed peas onto a onesie reading “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

A spokesman for Zazzle UK told the British newspaper: “Zazzle does not have a specific comment on the ‘size-zero slogan’ merchandise. Because Zazzle is a custom products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content.” Read: the messed up views reflected on this customizable t-shirt still offered for sale on our website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the entire company. We’re just trying to make money off of them, obviously.”

Anyway, it’s never too early to get impressionable children started down the dark path to eating disorder hell. Also available in a “Please don’t feed the model” version. And both are 100 percent organic cotton, so you can pat yourself on the back because you’re, you know, doing something awesome for the environment.

Word of the Day

Wisdom
wis·dom : \ˈwiz-dəm\
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm, from wīs wise
First Known Use: before 12th century
Noun
1 a: accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge; b: ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight; c: good sense : judgment; d: generally accepted belief <challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians — Robert Darnton>
2: a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3: the teachings of the ancient wise men

More Vocabulary

Customize: v. to build, fit, or alter according to individual specifications
Impressionable: adj.
easy to influence
Mass(es): n.
 the great body of the people as contrasted with the elite —often used in plural
Onesie: n. one-piece garment for an infant or small child, generally worn over a diaper
Proffer: v. to present for acceptance

Idioms and Phrases

End up: arrive at, result in, finish.

  • He thought he’d end up living in the city.

Pat on the back: A word or gesture of praise or approval

  • Mike received a pat on the back for doing a good job.

Point out: identify or bring to notice

  • She pointed out an error in our reasoning.

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Mess up: to make muddled, confused, etc.; make a mess of; spoil; botch

  • I can’t believe you messed up the report. All you had to do was print it!

Spit up: to vomit; throw up

  • If you jostle the baby, she’ll spit up on you!

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