Never in my classroom- new phrases, Bring it on!

I always knew that 2010 would bring new challenges, but never did I think catch phrases with it.

We all remember the films and the lines like;

“I´ll be back”.

“May the force be with you”.

“I’m like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other”.

But I have had a tradition in the past of having catch phrases follow me through periods of my life.

“Man, woman and child”

“Ya avin a larf”


The ones for 2010 are Bring it on! stolen I might add, like all good phrases from someone else; notably Gomez a great rock and rythmn and blues UK band from Southport. It suits 2010 as I face new challenges (more on that later), like a bull by the horns.

But also fabtastic which like a lot of words in English combine two already existing words e.g.;

Capability – capacity and the ability to do something.

Protire – by choice (pro), and no longer work (retire).

This one combining fabulous and fantastic. My usage for any enquiry as to hows tings? etc.

So I hope like me you have had a fabtastic slide into 2010?

I look forward to new discoveries on the catchphrase front. What are yours?




A native Brit, Stewart is from the East Midlands. He has worked all over England and has been in Germany since 2002. Through working with the youth and the disabled he has been able to fine tune his communication skills. A Cambridge qualified (CELTA/LCCI CerTEB) instructor of English as a Foreign Language, he also has experience as a copy editor/ proof reader specializing in Higher Education and Business English. He assists established companies & local English trainers (LELTA) in optimizing their platforms, markets & copy (texts). With a Bachelors degree in English & Art, he brings diverse skills within a broad palette to his academic courses, an English speakers community (So Social Club) & an art project (Lebenskunstler). Not only focusing on creative expression but exemplary use of language.


  • BassMan

    How you find ideas for articles, I am always lack of new ideas for articles. Some tips would be great

  • lingo guy

    best way for me is to have some notebook or way to record ideas when I have them.
    And then I may be trash 3 out of 5, and develop the best.
    Also writing regularly helps: I write for one magazine regularly that is thematic based
    (check out So Social Club on facebook), as well as magazines concerned with English training.
    Being involved in language does give me exposure to many sources, this is very helpful to springboard your ideas from.
    Hope it helps!

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