TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
Scotland stays in United Kingdom Voters decided that the 5.3million Scottish population will remain part of the U.K. Roughly 55% of the people voting rejected the independence vote, with 45% wanting to exit the U.K. Scotland makes up less than 10% of the U.K.’s population. Other regions in Europe such as Spain’s Basque regions and Italy’s Lombardy may see similar calls for a referendum.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
didn’t show up
Arianna: What happened to Penelope? Wasn’t she supposed to meet us here at the university festival?
Riley: Yes, I called her and invited her, but she didn’t show up. She should have called us to canel.
Explanation: The phrase “show up” or “didn’t show up” is a common way of saying that someone is supposed to come to a meeting place or event.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Nurse: I just saw Mr. Yamada in the emergency room again. Wasn’t he already released?
Doctor: Yes, he’s a bounceback from yesterday. His genitourinary pain suddenly got worse and he came back to the ER.
Explanation: The term “bounceback” refers to a patient who has been treated, released, and then has come back to the hospital just a few days later with a complication. Bouncebacks are common among patients with mental health and addiction issues, as well as genitourinary tract infections.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
As you know, our company is being sold to Landnet Corporation, and they want to put a new manager in charge. But they are prepared to offer you a huge bonus if you leave quickly. I think you should accept their golden parachute package.
Explanation: The phrase “golden parachute” means that a company is giving a very generous retirement offer to a manager if they leave the company quickly. This happens often when one company is taken over by another company.