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Arirang

Arirang, Arirang, Arariyo,
Crossing over Arirang Pass.
My Dear, if you abandoned me,
Will not walk even ten li before you hurt feet.
Just as there are many stars in the clear sky,
There are also many dreams in my heart.

Arirang Pass is the long road you go.
Over there is the Baekdu Mountain, [Baekdu: whitehead]
Even in the middle of winter days flowers bloom.
Arirang Mount is my Tear-Falling Hill,
So seeking my love, I cannot stay still.
Wondrous time, happy time—let us delay;
Till night is over, go not away.

The brightest of stars stud the sky so blue;
Deep in my bosom burns bitterest rue.
Man’s heart is like water streaming downhill;
Woman’s heart is well water—so deep and still.
Young men’s love is like pinecones seeming sound,
But when the wind blows, they fall to the ground.

Birds in the morning sing simply to eat;
Birds in the evening sing for love sweet.
When man has attained to the age of a score,
The mind of a woman should be his love.
The trees and the flowers will bloom for…

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas,
Everybody's looking for something.

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused. [1]

Keep your head up, movin' on
Hold your head up, movin' on

Written by Lennox, Annie / Stewart, David Allan.

[1] "Abuse" means:

▸to be treated someone in a cruel or violent way
▸to have sex with someone who is unable to refuse
▸to use something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
▸to use alcohol or illegal drugs in a way that is harmful to your health
▸to speak to someone in an angry, offensive way

Why do some people want to be physically, emotionally, or verbally abused? You might feel that it's a crazy idea at first, but when you listen to this song again and again, you could see the profound truth hidden in the darkest corner of human heart, and the vivid moving images of the distorted bizarre world. But…

Money's Too Tight To Mention

I been laid off from work
My rent is due
My kids all need
Brand new shoes

So I went to the bank
To see what they could do
They said son - looks like bad luck
Got a hold on you

Money's too tight to mention
I can't get an unemployment extension
Money's too tight to mention

I went to my brother
To see what he could do -
He said brother like to help you
But I'm unable to
So I called on my father, He said
Money's too tight to mention
I can't even qualify for my pension

We talk about Reaganomics [1],
Oh lord down in the congress
They're passing all kinds of bills
From down Capitol Hill

Money's too tight to mention (cutbac)
We're talk-in' about money money
We're talk-in' 'bout the dollar bill [2]
Now what are we all to do
When the money’s got a hold on you?

(Writers: John and William Valentine)



[1] Reaganomics is a popular term used to refer to the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President (1981–1989), which called for wid…

Hungry Like The Wolf (DURAN DURAN)

Darken the city, night is a-wire [1]
Steam in the subway, earth is a afire
Woman, you want me, give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind

In touch with the ground
Smell like I sound, I'm lost in a crowd
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme
Mouth is alive with juices like wine

Stalked in the forest, too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side
High blood drumming on your skin, it's so tight
You feel my heat, I'm just a moment behind

In touch with the ground
A scent and a sound, I'm lost and I'm found
I howl and I whine, I'm after you
Mouth is alive, all running inside

Burning the ground, I break from the crowd
I smell like I sound, I'm lost and I'm found
Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme
Mouth is alive with juices like wine

I'm on the hunt I'm after you
And I'm hungry like the wolf

[1]A-wire: crazy, insane, chaotic, also know as "haywire".

"I Need A Dollar"

By Aloe Bacc

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me
Bad times are comin and I reap what I don't sow
Well let me tell you somthin all that glitters ain't gold
It's been a long old trouble long old troublesome road
And I'm looking for somebody come and help me carry this load

Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Well I don't know if I'm walking on solid ground
Cause everything around me is falling down
And all I want - is for someone - to help me

I had a job but the boss man let me go
He said, I'm sorry but I won't be needing your help no more
I said, Please mister boss man I need this job more than you know
But he gave me my last paycheck and he sent me on out the door

And I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me
Well I don't know if I'm walking on solid ground
Cause everything a…

Appendices or Appendixes

"Appendices" is a section giving extra details at the end of a book, part of a book, or document, In this sense, the plural form of appendix is appendices.

“Appendixes” is the plural form of the now functionless part of the large intestine causing people to be rushed into hospital for its removal.

British and American English Spelling

The British English spellings are often related to their French and Greek spelling, while American spellings often reflect the Latin.
1. ae/e, oe/o, ou/o, iu/u aetiology / etiology
anaemic / anemic
anaesthetic / anesthetic
caesium / cesium
faeces / feces
foetus/foetal fetus/fetal
haemo- / hemo-
oedema edema
mould mold
aluminium aluminum
2. gue/g analogue / analog
catalogue / catalog
dialogue / dialog

3. se/ze, ce/se analyse / analyze
catalyse / catalyze
dialyse / dialyze
electrolyse / electrolyze
hydrolyse /hydrolyze
paralyse /paralyze
defence defense
4.our/or behaviour / behavior
colour / color
favour / favor
harbour / harbor
labour (laborious) / labor (laborious)
neighbour / neighbor
odour / odor
tumour . tumor
5. re/er centre, centred / center, centered
fibre / fiber
litre / liter
metre (100 cm) / meter
meter (measuring device) / meter
6. l/ll channelled, channelling / channeled, channeling
fulfil / fulfill
labelling, labelled / labeling, labeled
modelled, modelling / modeled, mode…

Dissertation orl thesis

if you’re from the UK you would write a Master’s dissertation and a Doctoral thesis. If, on the other hand, you lived in the USA, you would write a Master’s thesis and a Doctoral dissertation.

If you’re writing your doctoral thesis in British English, call it a thesis; if you’re using American English, call it a doctoral dissertation.


Spandex, Elastane, Lycra, Neolon, Dorlastan, Anlun

Spandex or elastane is called Lycra in Uk, US, Canada, Holland, and Brazil, Neolon in Japan, Dorlastan in German, Anlun (氨纶) in Mainland China. Spandex is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is stronger and more durable than natural rubber. It was first discovered by Bayer Company in German, and mass-produced by DuPont in America 1959.

Panic or panick

There is only one spelling for panic; the verb is inflected 'panic, panics, panicked, and panicking’. The form panick is used for progressive tense, past tense and past participle. We don't write panick today, though English speakers from a few hundred years ago might have (in the same way they might have written musick).

When the alternate spelling “panick” is used for the past participle: "I panicked last night at the disco." When it’s use for progressive tense: “Invariably, when markets are panicking, they sell the stocks quickly.”

It's the rule for root words ending in "c" is that you have to add “k”, so the spelling is related with the pronunciation. If we don't add the <k>, it looks as if the <c> has to be pronounced /s/. If the "k" was not there, “panicing” would look like the word which is supposed to be pronounced as if it is ended in "sing," while “paniced” would be pronounced like “panised”.

The same would …