Mastering the English language requires a phenomenal memory, so as to properly use and understand idioms and acronyms. But in addition, one must remember how to properly use little words like in, out, off, up, or down. Improper use of such words in communication can lead to terrible misunderstandings and potentially embarrassing moments. The reason I bring this up is because I struggled with the proper use of these words when I first arrived on Earth. These words came up all over the place. I knew I was in for a challenge, but that always brings out the best in me. I plunged in head first. I sat up, took out my dictionary, put on a smile, and got busy. Turns out there are thousands of phrasal verbs in the English language. That got me down. I put down the book, put off the task and put up with misunderstandings. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t give up. I just temporarily gave in to my discouragement. I quickly got over it and have since taken on the challenge by taking down notes. Turns out, this is really working out for me. Look out – I may soon be going out to pick out a restaurant from which I can carry out my dinner and pig out while I set out to go about learning something new. Far out!