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"She who laughs last,
laughs best!"

"Laughter is the
best medicine."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking a bone or two and you fall alone!"

English Speaker's Mistake Eight

New Bridges

This is another funny newspaper headline:
"Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges."  
Explanation: Tape is very thin and good for holding together things like paper. Tape of any kind (even red-colored tape) cannot hold up a bridge! In this headline, however, "hold up" means something special - it means to slow the building of new bridges. The two words "red tape", together, also have a special meaning. This expression refers to government rules and regulations that make it difficult to do things (such as build bridges). So, the rules are slowing down the building of new bridges, but there is no tape keeping any bridges together! (^_^)

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