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Learning Spanish & English with I Love Lucy

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

First let’s learn some Spanish

Now for some English …

I hope you enjoyed a laugh or two. If you want to watch some more, there are plenty on Youtube.

Are You in Love with Spanish Grammar?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Whether or not you’re in love, the new Spanish Grammar Reference might be of interest to you. It’s a wiki, meaning that any Tomisimo member can edit it. I have primed the pump with a few articles on topics related to grammar and specifically Spanish grammar. So feel free to take it for a spin and be sure to let me know about any suggestions you might have. And feel free to edit/add to any pages and even add new articles if you want!

Macs Usados

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

¿Qué pensaría Steve Jobs de esto?

Si alguien sabe de dónde viene esta imagen, por favor dime.

Update: Creo que Jae ha encontrado el autor en http://www.macusado.com.br/

Children’s Insight

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

About one in sixty-two thousand forwarded emails is worthy of reading.

This is one of them.

I thought all the teachers out there would like to read this. And if you want to do a similar exercise in class you can post some of the results in the comments. For the non-native speakers, if you want to know the correct version of any of these proverbs, just ask!


A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insight may surprise you.

  • Better to be safe than … … Punch a 5th grader
  • Strike while the … … Bug is close
  • It’s always darkest before … … Daylight Savings Time
  • Never underestimate the power of … … Termites
  • You can lead a horse to water but … … how?
  • Don’t bite the hand that … … looks dirty
  • No news is … … impossible
  • A miss is as good as a … … Mr.
  • You can’t teach an old dog new … … math
  • If you lie down with dogs, you’ll … … stink in the morning
  • Love all, trust … … me
  • The pen is mightier than the … … pigs
  • An idle mind is … … The best way to relax
  • Where there’s smoke there’s … … pollution
  • Happy the bride who … … gets all the presents
  • A penny saved is … … not much
  • Two’s company, three’s … … the Musketeers
  • Don’t put off till tomorrow what … … you put on to go to bed
  • Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and … … you have to blow your nose.
  • None are so blind as … … Stevie Wonder
  • Children should be seen and not … … spanked or grounded
  • If at first you don’t succeed … … get new batteries
  • You get out of something what you … … see pictured on the box
  • When the blind leadeth the blind … … get out of the way

And the best one:

  • Better late than … … pregnant.
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