You can't teach an old dog new tricks
People who have long been used to doing things in a particular way will not abandon their habits. (Compare It's never too late to mend.)
Senior Idioms That Need Early RetirementThese senior idioms are old and tired and should be removed from your vocabulary.
Can an Inhaled Word Mean Something?A surprising number of languages say yes—sometimes If there’s one thing you thought you knew about talking, it’s that speech is produced by pushing air out of the lungs, not by breathing in. But is that always true? This video shows a particular sound that means “yes” in Swedish, and it’s produced while inhaling: But it turns out that the Swedish inhaled “yes” sound is …
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