It’s been a busy week as always at the World of Words this week. We got off to a sweet start, thought about different ways to learn, saw some naked runners, and learnt more about Bill Clinton.
As the weekend draws nearer, people all over the world are starting to relax. There is, however, one more important task to complete before the weekend. It’s time for the Wil’s World of Words Friday Fun Quiz!
Did you celebrate Halloween? It’s not such a popular holiday here in Indonesia but I still like to watch a scary movie in the evening to get into the Halloween spirit a bit.
In lots of parts of the world, people like to dress up for Halloween but it looks like the runners in this article were ready to take it a step further. They wanted to go running naked! Now, that’s scary!
There were some fun words and expressions in the article, too. ‘Quash‘ was the first word that caught my eye. It was in the title of the article and means to stop something using threats or force.
There was another interesting word in the first paragraph. The run was described as a ‘zany‘ tradition. ‘Zany‘ means the same as ‘crazy but in a positive way.
In the caption under the photo, there’s and interesting idiom. It says that many of the runners ‘got cold feet‘. When you ‘get cold feet‘ you don’t do an activity because you are afraid or nervous.
Later on in the article, the author mentions a ‘handful‘ of runners. When we use the expression a ‘handful‘ we mean a small amount.
The last expression I would like to look at in this article is ‘public exposure‘. This means to take your clothes of in public. What a scary idea for Halloween!