‘English Topics’

Dr Pepper (English Topic)

Posted by ER On June - 19 - 2011

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Dr Pepper is the number 3 soft drink in the United States after Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola. It was created by a pharmacist (or “chemist” if you want to speak like a Brit) in 1885 in Waco, Texas. This was one year before Coca-Cola was released, making Dr Pepper the oldest soft drink on the market in the United States. By the way, “soft drink” is a synonym for “soda” or “pop” (a little old fashioned)……and many people in the US often refer to soda as simply “Coke”, even when referring to non-Coca-Cola products!

 
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The End of the World (English Topic)

Posted by ER On June - 16 - 2011

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The apocalypse –armageddon – the end of time – the end of days – the final light – the rapture……….these are all different names used to describe the end of life on Earth as we know it…..in other words, the end of the world. But why are there so many names? For one thing, many of the names for this event are associated with religion, and different religions and denominations have different takes on the end of the world, so they may use one term instead of the others. Dont you wanna read it all? »