Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ghost-related words and expressions

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you like reading ghost stories? Me? Hmmm… I do like reading ghost stories. Are you familiar with words or expression in English, which are somehow related to ghosts or are about them? If not, let's learn something new today.

Spooky: A house, which is spooky, makes you feel strange.
You may think there are some ghosts there.

Haunted: A place that is haunted has ghosts in it.
I know some guys who believe in haunted houses and witches on broomsticks. What about you?

Ghostly: It means like a ghost. You may hear ghostly laughter in haunted houses.

Apparition: An image of a dead person that you see suddenly.
If you see an apparition on your way to home, for sure you will give up the ghost.

To give up the ghost means to die. It also means to stop trying.

Poltergeist: A type of ghosts that moves objects and often causes damage.
Do not get afraid. These kinds of ghosts do not really exist. You can find them just in literature.

A ghost of a chance: a poor chance, not likely to happen
Ben's new car does not have a ghost of a chance. It is too slow.

The ghost at the feast: something or someone that spoils your enjoyment by making you remember something unpleasant.

I am sure that my note was not the ghost at the feast. Since, today you did learn something. Have fun.


kaveh said...

That was very interesting.

I haven't seen any ghost. What about you?

fidel said...

i haven't seen but it rings a bell.
my grandmom belives that she has visited one.
God anyway, bless us

Peter Carter said...

"A ghost at the feast" is a reference to Shakespeare's play Macbeth. In the play, the ghost of Banquo, whom Macbeth had murdered, appears during a feast at Macbeth's palace, to torment Macbeth with memories of his past wickedness.
Best wishes

Loonylol said...

Quite interesting, although I don't believe in ghosts, hopefully won't, but that one about the ghost at the party reminds me of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which we just suffered through in English class. Lol. Keep it up.