Dear Sir / Madam = Dear + name / surname, OR Dear + initial + surname
Alternatively, you can use a collective noun such as “Dear colleagues”, “Dear partners”, etc
commute – travel some distance between one's home and place of work on a regular basis.
lane – a division of a road marked off with painted lines and intended to separate single lines of traffic; a narrow rural road
cycle lane – part of a road marked off with painted lines, for use by cyclists
bus lane – part of a road marked off with painted lines, for use by buses
bypass / ring road / beltway – a road which circles a town or city and enables you to go faster from one point to another.
freeway / highway / expressway – a public road, often with multiple lanes, especially an important road that joins cities or towns together
overpass – a bridge that carries one road over another road
junction – where two roads meet
roundabout – a road junction at which traffic moves in one direction around a central island to reach one of the roads converging on it
traffic light – a set of automatically operated red, amber and green lights for controlling traffic at road junctions and pedestrian crossings
traffic jam – a line of vehicles moving very slowly or not at all
to be caught in traffic / a traffic jam
- Mayuree missed her train after getting caught in traffic on the way to the station.
to get stuck in traffic / a traffic jam
- I nearly always get stuck in a traffic jam on my way to work.
Ghosting- This is perhaps the most recognizable word that has arisen from online dating – although the act itself existed long before the dawn of dating apps.
Textlationship-Some people manage to have an entire relationship without ever meeting, only exchanging messages. Most dating apps of course encourage their users to meet in real life as soon as they feel comfortable, to avoid a lingering textlationship.
Slow Fade-The slow fade is similar to ghosting, except more drawn-out. This is where someone you are chatting to or seeing gradually cuts you off, making less and less effort with being in touch.
Cuffing Season- This term refers to the winter months where people who would usually be happily single or casually dating supposedly adopt a preference for being in a committed relationship.
DTR-This is an acronym for ‘define the relationship’ – a new phrase which is the equivalent of having ‘the chat’ about where your relationship is heading.
Benching-Also known as bread-crumbing, benching is when someone you have been seeing stops agreeing to meet, but continues to contact you over message and social media. These people are essentially keeping you on the bench while they play out their other options. Beware a flame who keeps you in limbo this way!
Haunting-This is where a romantic interest who previously ghosted you has now reappeared, but without direct contact. Instead, they’ll like or follow your social media posts, haunting you in cyberspace to remind you they still exist.
Talking- When someone tells their friends they are talking to a girl or guy, it usually means they are dating them, but casually.
FBO-To some, the pinnacle of online dating: FBO stands for Facebook Official. This of course involves changing your Facebook relationship status to mirror your newly confirmed relationship.
Netflix & Chill-If a partner asks you to ‘come over for Netflix & chill’ you can guarantee that the TV won’t be on for long!
Thirsty- If someone is ‘thirsty’ they are very needy for attention, to the point of desperation.
Window shopping - Looking at items on sale, not buying
On sale - For sale at a reduced price
There are some nice apples on sale in that shop.
In cash/ by card - Use cash or credit card to purchase something
Outlet mall - Both have many stores in one location.
Take something back - Return an unwanted item to a shop
Grocery shopping - Shopping for food items
Get a refund - Get money back after returning an item
Price tag - A label showing the price of an article