EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.


exotic local wildlife

Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

Moderator: EC

exotic local wildlife

Postby Aikuzo » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:44 am

She says: Our new apartment has history and character & exotic local wildlife

Thanks
Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

"Practice makes perfect!" xD
User avatar
Aikuzo
Gold Member
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:24 am
Location: Houston, Texas
Status: English Learner

Re: Meaning of "exotic local wildlife"

Postby Josef » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:53 am

Assuming that she is joking, as I suspect, the apartment is crawling with spiders and snakes.
User avatar
Josef
Protector of the Boards
Protector of the Boards
 
Posts: 692
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Location: England
Status: English Teacher

Re: exotic local wildlife

Postby Aikuzo » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:10 pm

LOL, so you can use it that way I'll incorporate it in my vocabulary like that then :-D but I think I'm good, I think she's not literally using the word, she just use it to refer the birds and other animal in the area.
Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

"Practice makes perfect!" xD
User avatar
Aikuzo
Gold Member
 
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:24 am
Location: Houston, Texas
Status: English Learner

Re: exotic local wildlife

Postby Josef » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:59 pm

She could mean birds and other animals in the area, but why does she say "exotic"? It suggests she is being ironic.

I suspect her "new" apartment is actually old (has history), untidy/dirty (has character) and full of insects (exotic local wildlife). :mrgreen:
User avatar
Josef
Protector of the Boards
Protector of the Boards
 
Posts: 692
Joined: Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:56 am
Location: England
Status: English Teacher


Return to Vocabulary Help

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests