Rock Your English! newsletter

OMG how hard do YOU rock? So hard. This hard.


Finally, the big day arrived! Anneke van Giersbergen and I went Disco Bowling with Petra, Lydian and Marloes, who bid tons of money for 3FM Serious Request. We had an awesome time and we really loved being gutter girls. And none of us are giving up our day jobs to become pro bowlers. Not yet…


Have you joined the Rock Your English! Disco Train yet? We’re going to swing out your Grammar, Pronunciation, and Writing skills, and bring them up to the next level THIS SATURDAY at the Matrix in MuzyQ, Amsterdam!

Space is limited, and I’d love to work with you in person, so make sure you use SPRING as your discount code for 7.50 off the whole day (only 42.49), and IWANTBUFFI to win a free coaching session! I’ll be selling and signing Rock Your English! books there, and also selling shirts from my own T-shirt line! Last chance to get tickets here.


Anneke and I made a new film about a common mistake people make when speaking English. I hope you find it helpful! We had so much fun making it. Check it out here!


“Yo, B….when do I use ‘good’ and when do I use well? I said ‘good done’ to someone and they looked at me funny….”

Well, my darling, maybe they looked at you funny because you’re just so handsome they were overwhelmed by lustful thoughts and got a little confused. Or… maybe your English was not entirely awesome. Let’s just say it wasn’t…this time.

You use ‘good’ when you are describing a person, place or thing. He’s a GOOD driver. She’s a GOOD person. They wrote a GOOD report. This newsletter is not a GOOD way to get fashion tips.

You use ‘well’ when describes HOW something is done. He drives WELL. She sang really WELL despite having a cold.

We also use ‘well’ to describe things. For example, “His book was well written.” “She was very well dressed at the party.” “His movie was well received by the critics.”

Test yourself now by using this free worksheet on GOOD vs WELL!


I got this message on Facebook and I just had to share it with you.

“I’m 16 and I’m from India, and I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love grammar and books and language and all that jazz, but my friends basically think I’m a weirdo. Thanks for showing me that it doesn’t have to be so, and being a language-nerd can be pretty cool.”

Thanks Manisa! Hot sexy weird language nerds like us need to stick together, no?

And thank you for letting me slip into your sweet mailbox once again. I really love hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or recipes via Facebook or Twitter.

Sending you a hot sexy plumber who fixes all you need fixing… now I’ve got to dash, got a fabulous workshop to prepare for! Enjoy your week!

Wit lof from buffi x

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