The get-together Blog

English group - 13th Jan 2016

The get-together took place at le Roof hotel in Conleau as the usual venue (bar l'Océane) is undergoing renovation.

The theme of the discussion was pets. Here is the list of vocabulary and expressions that were brought up:

  • pet
  • I would buy a Fox Terrier
  • hunting dogs
  • mongrel
  • pedigree
  • stud book = LOF
  • breed
  • to breed
  • dog breeding
  • to put down
  • dachshund = sausage dog
  • Cruft's
  • sire
  • dam
  • 6 months quarantine
  • rabies
  • kennels
  • titel count
  • exotic pet = NAC
  • mousetrap
  • longest running play
  • chip cheep cheap ship sheep shit sheet
  • I'm not a pheasant plucker or a pheasant plucker's son
  • How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
  • it's raining cats and dogs
  • he's in the dog house
  • to have a frog in the throat
  • to bark up the wrong tree
  • you can't teach an old dog new tricks
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • to call the dogs off
  • mad dogs and Englishmen by Noel Coward
  • I'm going to see a man about a dog
  • to give a dog a bad name
  • don't look a gift horse in the mouth
  • she's a dog
  • for donkey's years
  • he's chicken
  • to chicken out of something
  • when pigs can fly
  • they fought like cats and dogs
  • to be catty
  • she's a bitch
  • like a dog with 2 tails
  • it's the tail that's wagging the dog
  • to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted
  • a 3 dog night
  • a doggy bag
  • it's dog eat dog
  • a dog's chance
  • - hyphen, dash
  • / slash
  • \ back slash
  • _ underscore
  • . dot

Next week we meet at the "Maison des Associations" (former Police School).
Hopefully we'll get more details soon from Laurence or Hélène.

See you next Wednesday