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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!"

Learner's Mistake Eleven

What goes down must come up?

A student said this after watching cheerleaders at a basketball game:
"The cheerleaders threw up high into the air!"  
Explanation: Cheerleaders at sports events in America often do flips (they jump into the air and spin their bodies around) and other tricks. The verb "throw" should always have an object. If the student said, "The cheerleaders threw each other up high into the air" or "The cheerleaders threw one girl up high into the air", it would be okay. If we only say "throw up", it means something completely different. We "throw up" when we eat too much and also drink a lot of alcohol, then get on a roller coaster and go around and around and around until the food comes up out of our stomach! (^_^) [So now imagine the cheerleaders "throwing up" high into the air. Ugh!]

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