GOAT: The Word of the Month February 2015

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.


Goat (noun): A mammal known for its milk and meat.

AKA a sheep with a moustache.

Goats in the news

Gung Hay Fat Choy! No, we’re not calling you fat. It’s ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese, starting in February.

2015 is the year of the goat. Or sheep. Or ram. No one’s sure, but it’s the year of , a fluffy animal that eats garbage.

Goat, Ram or Sheep?

My gourmet diet includes boots, cans and pebbles. I’m a ( a )

I use horns to impress ladies. My testicles are functional. I’m a ( b )

People shave me and turn me into hats. I am a ( c )

( a ) goat
( b ) ram
( c ) sheep

Chinese new year checklist

Give a kid a red envelope with cash. Just like politicians receive!

Light firecrackers. Nothing says ‘happy new year’ like explosives.


  • China will soon control the Earth. No wait. We mean Happy New Year!

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