Category Archives: Language


This is one of my all time favourite quotes and when someone sent this image to me on WhatsApp, I immediately wanted to share it with my readers.  It is innocuous to begin with till one starts to reflect on … Continue reading

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Cheerful Monk’s post on the same topic reminded me of a hilarious incident from the late seventies. My readers must recall those days of telephone switch boards with telephone operators cum receptionists with hundreds of calls to attend every day. … Continue reading

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Problem Solving.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the language. Please enjoy the message and don’t shoot the messenger.  Please click on the image for a larger resolution.

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It Might Have Been.

This phrase is often used to describe missed opportunities and most people who quote this are not aware that they are from a poem of the early nineteenth century describing a typical rural broken romance.  I was enlightened by my … Continue reading

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The idea for this week’s topic for the Weekly Friday 2 on 1 blog post came to me following a visit to some friends last week to see the new home that they had moved into recently. While we were … Continue reading

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High Cost Of Living!

You will see Tammy’s comment on my blog post Happiness And Longevity to read as follows: “there’s a line in an old Woody Allen movie… I think it was Annie Hall. two old ladies were having lunch. one complains bitterly … Continue reading

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For this week’s 2 on 1 Friday post, Shackman  sent this message to me. “List your 5 favorite oxymorons, what they mean and why you like them.” Let me start off by defining the term Oxymoron. An oxymoron is a … Continue reading

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Taste And Flavour.

According to Ayurveda, humans can detect six flavours, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent (hot and spicy as in chilli peppers) and astringent (light and dry as in pop corn).  I am fortunate that I do not have any medical condition … Continue reading

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Frustration Continued.

Shackman and I have just written about our frustrations for our 2 on 1 Friday blog posts. I wish that I had received this clip before I had published my post. Easily the height of frustration!

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Spelling Mistake.

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