LMAO - Laughing My As* Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BAS - Big A$$ Smile
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBS - Be Back Soon
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BF - Boyfriend
BIBO - Beer In, Beer Out
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
C&G - Chuckle and Grin
CICO - Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID - Crying In Disgrace
CNP - Continued (in my) Next Post
CP - Chat Post(a chat message)
CRBT - Crying Real Big Tears
CSG - Chuckle Snicker Grin
CYA - See You (Seeya)
CYAL8R - See You Later (Seeyalata)
DLTBBB - Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
EG - Evil Grin
EMSG - Email Message
FC - Fingers Crossed
FTBOMH - From The Bottom Of My Heart
FYI - For Your Information
FWIW - For What It's Worth
GAL - Get A Life
GF - Girlfriend
GFN - Gone For Now
GMBA - Giggling My Butt Off
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GTSY - Glad To See You
H&K - Hug and Kiss
HABU - Have A Better 'Un
HAGN - Have A Good Night
HAGU - Have A Good 'Un
HHIS - Hanging Head in Shame
HUB - Head Up Butt
IAE - In Any Event
IC - I See
IGP - I Gotta Pee
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMCO - In My Considered Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IOW - In Other Words
IRL - In Real Life
IWALU - I Will Always Love You
JMO - Just My Opinion
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
KIT - Keep In Touch
KOC - Kiss On Cheek
KOL - Kiss On Lips
L8R - Later
L8R G8R - Later 'Gater
LHM - Lord Help Me
LHO - Laughing Head Off
LHU - Lord Help Us
LMAO - Laughing My A$$ Off
LMSO - Laughing My Socks Off
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
LSHMBB - Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing
LSHMBH - Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts
LSHTTARDML - Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down My Leg
LTNS - Long Time No See
LTS - Laughing To Self
LUWAMH - Love You With All My Heart
LY - Love Ya
MTF - More To Follow
NRN - No Reply Necessary
NADT - Not A Darn Thing
OIC - Oh, I See
OL - Old Lady (significant other)
OM - Old Man (significant other)
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTTOMH - Off The Top of My Head
PDS - Please Don't Shoot
PITA - Pain In The A$$
PM - Private Message
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMP - Peed My Pants
POAHF - Put On A Happy Face
QSL - Reply
QSO - Conversation
QT - Cutie
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLAPMP - ROFL And Peeing My Pants
ROFLMAO - ROFL My A$$ Off
ROFLMAOAY - ROFLMAO At You
ROFLMAOWTIME - ROFLMAO With Tears In My Eyes
ROFLUTSROFL - Unable to Speak
RTFM - Read The F****** Manual!
SETE - Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID - Slaps Head In Disgust
SNERT - Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SO - Significant Other
SOT - Short Of Time
SOTMG - Short Of Time Must Go
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss
SWAS - Scientific Wild A$$ Guess
SWL - Screaming with Laughter
SYS - See You Soon
TA - Thanks Again
TGIF - Thank God It's Friday
TCOY - Take Care Of Yourself
TILII - Tell It Like It Is
TNT - Till Next Time
TOY - Thinking Of You
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
WAS - Wild A$$ Guess
WB - Welcome Back
WTH - What/Who The Heck (or sub an 'F' for the 'H')
YBS - You'll Be Sorry
YG - Young Gentleman
YL - Young Lady
YM - Young Man
Job Interviews: What Are Your Weaknesses?
Step 1: What They Are Really Asking
Interpret the questions. What the interviewer really wants to know is what risks they are potentially taking by hiring you. It is also a stress question, and by asking you a stress question they can see how you react when it is thrown at you.
Step 2: What They Don't Want To Hear
They don't want to hear that you have a huge weakness that can't be corrected under any circumstances, or something that would really negatively impact your performance on the job. They also don't want to hear about a personal trait that has no bearing on the job itself.
Step 3: What They Do Want To Hear
They do want to hear you being honest about a minor weakness you have, and that you are doing something about it. You should turn the negative into a positive and show that you are not only aware of this weakness, but doing something about it.
Going For An Interview:
Job Interviews: What Are Your Weaknesses?
Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Eat for Health (1950s)
The Secret to Success of Organic Farming
Health Benefits Of Organic Food
- baby food
- fast food
- fresh food
- frozen food
- genetically modified food
- organic food
- tinned food
- vegetarian food
- organic farming
- healthy food
- GM crops
- cheap food
The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay.
|Conventional farmers||Organic farmers|
|Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth.||Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.|
|Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease.||Use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease.|
|Use chemical herbicides to manage weeds.||Rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.|
|Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth.||Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.|
Why do we have to eat organic product?
- Advocates of organic foods claim that it contain more nutrition like 27% more vitamin C, 21.1 % more iron, 29.3% more magnesium, 13.6% more phosphorus, and higher protein. Evidence shows that animals grown with organic feeds are much healthier than those animals grown and fed with conventional feeds, same thing with organic grown vegetable and fruit crops with no synthetic chemicals.
- Moreover, In Danish research published in 2003, a study showed that organic products contain more flavonoids, a well-known antioxidant defense against any diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
- The chemical effects of non-organic foods, especially on children, become so alarming, as published in September 2005 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The harmful pesticides known as malathion and chlorpyrifos are widely used in agriculture and said to be damaging to neurological development of children. Several researches, using urine samples of children, are conducted to prove the negative effect of these chemicals to them. Parents should be more aware of this fact and take necessary actions to prevent any heath problems that their children might get from non-organic foods.
- What is even more remarkable is that sustainable organic farming is not only beneficial to us, and to animals and crops, but rather, much more to our environment. An earth friendly method in farming employing nature friendly practices keep chemical off the faming land to protect wild life and water quality with the intention to integrate mechanical, biological, and cultural practices for ecological balance.
IMPORTANT BUYING TIPS: Read food labels very carefully. Take note also of products high in calories, sugar, salt and fats. Check if the products passed the standard of agricultural and food authority.
Consumers may add a little to their budget because the cost is much higher than the usual non-organic products, due to expensive farm practices by not using any harmful synthetic chemicals in farming. But rest assured that your health is much safer with organic products. I only take note of this fact for one reason: your wellbeing is highly important than anything else in this world.
Your dream home
It's a good idea in the UK to arrange a mortgage with a bank before you start looking. This is when the bank tells you how much money they will lend you so you have a good idea of how much you can afford.
The next step is to go to an estate agent (= a company which represents buyers and sellers of properties) to see what sort of properties they have available in your budget range and in your area. If you see something you like, the estate agent will arrange for you to view the property, so that you can see the house or flat for yourself.
If you see something that takes your eye, you put in an offer. The vendor (seller) can accept or decline this offer, and if the vendor accepts it, you can move forward with the sale. However, as you don't pay any money at this point, the offer isn't legally binding, and in theory, you can pull out of the offer at any time that you like.
Your next step will probably be to get a structural survey done. A qualified surveyor will inspect the house and write a report that illustrates any structural problems, like damp or drainage problems.
If you still want to go ahead with the sale, you need to appoint a solicitor (a lawyer) to do the conveyancing (= the legal paperwork.) If you already own a house, you might also be busy trying to sell it. Many house owners prefer to sell to first time buyers (those people who don't already own a home), as they are not in a chain (=waiting for other people to buy their house before they can buy their next house).
Finally, once the contracts are signed and exchanged, you complete on your house. You get the keys and you can move in whenever you want. Then you might want to throw a house-warming party. Congratulations!
My Dream of a Round House
The topic of my talk is my dream house. As an introduction to my talk I want to say that I feel fine in our house, but everyone wants to live better, I think.
Firstly, I’d like to tell you about lifestyle of living in a city and living in a country. The townies are more private people than the villager. Often the peoples, who live in the city, know their neighbours just by sight. The living in a city is good, because there is a good service, many workplaces. In a city there are many positions to spend leisure. I want to live far away from a city noise and polluted air, so the city is the malodorous living place for me. In the country the people are outgoing and they know each other. Furthermore there is much space and a nice nature. But I don’t want to live in a small country, because there is a service bad, there’s no nightlife. I think, that a suburb is the best living place for me, because it’s a compromise between living in a city and living in the country.
Secondly, I’ d like to tell you about the surrounding of my premise. I’d like to live near by the river or the lake. The neighbourhood is important part of the living place, so I want, that my neighbours would be outgoing, good- tempered and cooperative persons.
Thirdly, I'd like to tell you, how my house will look. I’d like to live in a two – stored wooden detached house, because there would be much space. I think it’s enough to have two bedrooms, a nursery, a bathroom, a toilet, a kitchen, a study and a sitting- room. I want to have and an athletic room, because I like sports and a bathhouse. In my house would be ancient furniture. In a sitting- room the walls and the floor would be wooden. I want to have a fireplace there. In my opinion, it would give cosiness. There I ‘d like to see a television, a bookcase, a sofa and a coffee table. The windows would be curtained. I don’t like crowded rooms, so in my house there wouldn’t be a lot of furniture. I think that everything look wonderful if the house is tidy.
Fourthly, I’d like to tell you about one of the advantages of a detached- house. It’s environment. I like plants, so there would be many plants in my premise. It would be paled with hedge. There would be a plain gate. I can’t imagine my environment without a lawn and the flower- beds. I like to be out, so I want to have a wooden table and the seats in my yard. I want to have a little kitchen garden and a little orchard, paled with a wooden fence.
Finally, I’d like to tell you about the maintenance of my house. I think that house maintenance costs less than a flat maintenance, because in a house there are fewer amenities for which we must to pay than in the flat. It’ s electricity and cold water. The heating isn’t central, so we must to pay just for a firing. Well, the maintenance of my house will cost about 350 litas per month.
I’d like to finish by saying that if you want to have your dream house, you must work hard and have enough money to realise your dreams. I hope I have my dream house maybe it won’t be such as I want, but I would be very happy to have a home although of one’s own.
- docent: a voluntary worker who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, etc
- curator: a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection
- artefact/artifact: an object that was made a long time ago and is historically important, for example a tool or weapon
- gallery: a room or building for the display or sale of works of art
- display case : a case, made all or partly of glass, for displaying items in a shop or museum for observation or inspection
- permanent and temporary exhibits
- donation, purchase, or on loan
- Archaeologist: a scientist who seeks to understand past human cultures by careful study of the artifacts and other evidence from archaeological sites.
- Archaeology: a method for studying past human cultures based on material evidence (artifacts and sites).
- Artifact: any object made, modified, or used by humans; usually this term refers to a portable item.
- Culture: the set of learned beliefs, values, styles, and behaviors generally shared by members of a society or group.
- History: the study of past events and cultures using written records, oral traditions, and archaeological evidence as sources of information.
- Prehistory: the period of human experience prior to written records; in the Americas, prehistory refers to the period before Europeans and their writing systems arrived, covering at least 12,000 years.
- Site: a place where human activities occurred and material evidence of these activities was left.
- Arms and Armour
- Consist of
- Are represented
- Painted vases
- I’d like = I would like
- Consist of
- Are represented
- Painted vases
- In conclusion I’d like to stress that
- The entrance to the Museum for individual visitors is by tickets perchased at the ticket office of the Museum.
- The tickets to the Museum are valid for 30 minutes after purchasing.
- The purchase of tickets at the Museum ticket office by any person more than once during a day is forbidden.
- Overcoats, bags, are to be left at the cloakrooms.
- Photo and video are allowed by special tickets.
- At the exposition “First natural sciences collections of Kunstkamera” photo and video are strictly prohibited.
- to guide excursions without an authorized license;
- to use mobile phones;
- to touch artifacts, to spoil and tear off labels, exhibition texts, information stands and arrows;
- to smoke at the Museum building;
- to bring beverages.