segunda-feira, 29 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Liberty Meadows - Frank Cho - 5

Glossary:
To try out - to test or use something in order to see how good or effective they are
Outfit - a set of clothes that you wear together, especially for a particular occasion or purpose
To tally - to reckon or count
Ain't (vulgar contraction) - is not; am not; are not; do not; have not; will not; etc.
Groin - the part of the body where the legs join at the top including the area around the genitals
Folks (informal) - a friendly way of addressing more than one person

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
http://www.wordreference.com/
http://onlineslangdictionary.com

quinta-feira, 25 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Cyanide and Happiness - Rob - 2

Glossary:
Guess - to try or give an answer or make a judgement about something without being sure of all the facts
Strap-on (vulgar) - is a dildo (a fake penis) designed to be worn, usually with a harness, during sexual activity
Yep - derived from "Yes" and most similar to acceptances such as "Yeah" "Sure" and "Uh-huh".
Twisty - having many bends or turns
Dunno - a contraction for "i don't know"
Torn (past participle of tear) - divided or undecided, as in preference; also means lacerated, mangled

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
http://www.wordreference.com/
http://onlineslangdictionary.com
http://wikipedia.com

domingo, 21 de junho de 2009

English in strips - The Perry Bible Fellowship - Nicholas Gurewitch - 4

Glossary:
Intruder - a person who is somewhere where they are not wanted
To unleash - to release from a leash (control, restraint)

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
www.thefreedictionary.com

quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson - 1

Nuts (slang) - testicles
Wheel - one of the circular objectts under a car, bycicle, bus, etc. that turns when it moves
Strut - a long thin piece of wood or metal used to support or strengthen part of a vehicle or building
To snap - to break something suddenly with a sharp noise
Darn - used as a mild swear word, instead of saying DAMN; a euphemism of DAMN
Well - an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
Rough - not gentle or careful, violent

References:
http://www.wordreference.com/
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

domingo, 14 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Liberty Meadows - Frank Cho - 4

Dirty - not clean
To scrub - to clean something by rubbing it hard, perhaps with a brush and usually with soap and water
Filthy - very dirt and unpleasant
OCD (acronym) - Obsessive-compulsive disorder
To piss somebody off (slang) - to make somebody annoyed or bored

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Momma - Mell Lazarus - 2

To get up - to stand up, to rise, to get out of bed
To get out - to leave a place, especially in order to visit other places, meet people, etc
Able - having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
To retire - to stop doing your job, especially because you reached a particular age

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
http://www.wordreference.com

domingo, 7 de junho de 2009

English in strips - Liberty Meadows - Frank Cho - 3

Chick (Slang) - A girl or young woman
Stutter - To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds
Boobies (Vulgar slang) - A woman's breast.
Thy (Old use) - The possessive form of thou; a word meaning 'your'

quinta-feira, 4 de junho de 2009

English in strips - The Perry Bible Fellowship - Nicholas Gurewitch - 3

Worry - a state or feeling of anxiety
Monkey - any of various long-tailed, medium-sized members of the order Primates, including the macaques, baboons, guenons, capuchins, marmosets, and tamarins and excluding the anthropoid apes and the prosimians.
Swiftly - quickly, immediately, fleetly
Scamper - to move quickly with short light steps
Safety - the state of being safe and protected from danger or harm

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

terça-feira, 2 de junho de 2009

English in strips - The Perry Bible Fellowship - Nicholas Gurewitch - 2

Glossary:
Wise - person able to make sensible decisions and good advice because of the experience and knowledge that he has
Ancestor - a progenitor of a more recent or existing species or group
Nope (informal) - exclamation used to say "no"

References:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
http://www.pbfcomics.com/