Category Archives: Language


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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Spoken English And What It Means.

This must be saved for posterity. Cheerful Monk in her comments on my blog post Happiness gave me a link to another blog where this gem appears. Please click on the image for a larger resolution.

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Go Metric!

This post derives its inspiration from Cheerful Monk’s post Fahrenheit.

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The English Language Continued.

My fellow Friday blogger Shackman has this to offer as comments on my earlier post The English Language. “I have been told that English is one of the toughest languages to master because of all this insanity–LOL.” I couldn’t agree … Continue reading

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The English Language.

Padmum who holds a Master’s Degree in English and has taught English to college students has sent this absolutely stunning information. The Rule of Ablaut Reduplication. Why `tock-tick’ does not sound right to your ears. Ever wondered why we say … Continue reading

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The balancing point between too little and too much is happiness.

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Language In India.

The image on the left is the cover of a book that explains a fascinating phenomenon and I hope that some of my interested readers will read it to understand why I find it so. My employer during most of … Continue reading

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