Of every stripe = of all types
To be of the same stripes = to be the same as or similar to
To change stripes = to change the essential nature in a human
To earn stripes = to achieve a position through hard work
To show true stripes = to reveal what one really believes, thinks or wants
In times of disaster, humans often show their true stripes and help each other out. (Florida inmates distributing sandbags to residents.)
Animals of every stripe want their freedom. (Before Hurricane Irma, this zebra was a zoo resident.)
Some species were so moved by solidarity demonstrated during the hurricane that they decided to be of the same stripe as humans. (This pony really empathized with the helpful prisoners.)
Some Florida inmates showed that yes, humans can change their stripes. (A pig that had been relocated because of Hurricane Irma being made happy by a Florida inmate.)
Many cats earned their stripes by volunteering as first responders after Hurricane Irma. (Striped Florida cat accessing a devastated home after Hurricane Irma.)
Betsy was the my English teacher in Uberaba, a long time ago…. An excellent teacher, a wonderful human-being. She gave me the nickname I gladly adopted ever since. We became close friends and we are still close – in our hearts.
Fui aluna da Betsy há muitos anos atrás em uma escola de idiomas em BH e quando descobri que ela continuava dando aulas, entrei em contato e já agendei meu horário semanal. Até retornar a ser aluna da Betsy, não tinha muita motivação para ir a aulas de inglês, porém, atualmente, digo que estou indo para a minha terapia em inglês. A Betsy é uma pessoa divertidíssima, muito culta e interessada. Sua curiosidade me impressiona. As aulas com ela fluem, abordamos os mais variados assuntos e de uma maneira leve consigo aprimorar meus conhecimentos em inglês e aprender novos vocabulários. Pode acompanhar suas aulas e publicações online vai ser sensacional!
Betsy is the best english teacher I’ve ever had! Her classes are always an amazing experience. She guides our conversation with different and interesting topics each day, what allows us not only to improve the vocabulary but also learn/ discuss about other cultures and subjects. I know I’m going to be totally addicted to this blog!
Betsy and I worked together as teachers in an English School many years ago. The need of keeping my English fluent and updated inspired me to have classes with her, so, 3 other teachers and I formed a group for these classes. Betsy’s classes were always fun, full of new, challenging and interesting vocabulary, focusing on what was happening in the world and many times, with suggestions for our own classes. I still keep the material she prepared for us at that time and, surprisingly they are still fitted for my students. The environment where she teaches is so cozy that we believed we were abroad; this also contributed to the charm of the classes. Apart from that, Betsy and I have developed a strong friendship that has been kept alive up to now. I still turn to her whenever I need something and she never lets me down.