my personal website: http://www.shawlang.com
…onounce a certain word, make that a thing. Make a joke. Make fun of your own accent. Break the ice. Not trying to pretend being a native speaker was one of the best advices I’ve received – thanks to Felipe Memória for this one.
Every time I encountered a new expression I wasn’t familiar with, I would stop the reading, Google it, and derail a bit from the original article — to make sure I understood the origins of that particular term.