How to Talk about Forgetting

Imagine that someone asks you a simple question but you can't answer it, even though you know you've answered it before. Or you suddenly forget what you were talking about and need your listeners' help to remember. We've all been there. But now let's look at the vocabulary for such awkward situations...

Vague Language

Vague language is language that is not precise and therefore allows speakers not to commit themselves or not to sound too definite. Vague language is very common in speaking, but it's sometimes used in writing too.

Garden Vocabulary

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." Gertrude Jekyll, a British horticulturist

Are Cliches Bad?

A cliche is a comment that is often used in certain common, everyday situations. It is a comment that most people are familiar with and is therefore not original. Cliches are often used in everyday conversation, and they are also frequently played with in advertising slogans, newspaper headlines and TV news programs...