Archive for the ‘English’ Category

The New Generation ABC !

October 7, 2010

Who knows, in a few years from now, the conventions can be replaced with this….

One interesting thing, if you missed…… For ‘A’ it has always be ‘Apple’ … 😛

Haha … Lol !!

ABC to Oxymoron !!

January 11, 2010
An oxymoron is usually defined as  “A phrase in which two words  are contradictory meaning ”  are brought together:-
1) Clearly misunderstood
2) Exact Estimate
3) Small Crowd
4) Act Naturally
5) Found Missing
6) Fully Empty
7) Pretty ugly
8) Seriously funny
9) Only choice
10) Original copies

Know some unknown history of words !

November 13, 2009
What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.
MOPED is the short term for ‘Motorized Pedaling’.
POP MUSIC is ‘Popular Music’ shortened.
BUS is the short term for ‘Omnibus’ that means everybody.
FORTNIGHT comes from ‘Fourteen Nights’ (Two Weeks).
DRAWING ROOM was actually a ‘withdrawing room’ where people withdrew after  Dinner. Later the prefix ‘with’ was dropped..
NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S..
AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from ‘Agricultural Marketing’.
JOURNAL is a diary that tells about ‘Journey for a day’ during each Day’s business.
QUEUE comes from ‘Queen’s Quest’.. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen’s Quest.
TIPS come from ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travellers used to drop coins in a Box  on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle  (GP)’.GP was changed into JEEP later.
Interesting Facts……………………
Coca-Cola was originally green.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters  only on one row of the keyboard.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky..
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
Spades – King David
Clubs – Alexander the Great,
Hearts – Charlemagne
Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.


A Word a Day keeps a Dictionary Away !

May 2, 2009

I have always had  a passion for learing new words. When I encounter a new word, most of the time, I take a dictionary and search what it means. So, I thought why not learn a new word a day. I felt that it will help me familiarize myself with new words and hence slowly the necessity for a dictionary will reduce. Also, not to mention the vocabulary improvement. When I was thinking of this idea, somehow the saying ‘An Apple a Day keeps a Doctor away ‘. Hence, I coined this title. 🙂

Wiles (n) : Syn – Tricks, Artifice; Don’t fool me, I know all your wiles. — 02/05/2009

Allusion (n) : Syn – Reference, Mention; The book made an allusion to Plato. — 03/05/2009

Wanton : Syn – lewd, gratuitously cruel, merciless. — 04/05/2009

Iconoclast (n): Syn : nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical; I am an iconoclast. — 15/05/2009

Idiosyncrasies (n) : Syn – A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group, Every computer program has its idiosyncrasies. — 21/05/2009

Carrel (n) : Syn – A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study, Test-takers may be taking test in the neaby carrels. — 26/05/2009

Anecdote (n) : Syn – A short account of an interesting or humorous incident, That is one of the best “anecdotes” I’ve ever read! — 03/06/2009

panacea (n) : a remedy for all disease or ills;  cure-all, an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties; His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea. — 16/06/2009

a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.

2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.

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