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Neologisms – Continued…

The number of aps (applications) available for download for Android as on 17th March 2009 was about 2,300. The number of apps available by October 2012 was 700, 000!!! I am not sure about the number of apps available at the time, when I am typing this out and at the time, Dear Visitor, you are reading this. But, I …

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Neologisms…

One of the most fascinating aspects of any living language is the emergence of new expressions (mostly words and occasionally phrases) into it. These new expressions are called neologisms. Why do neologisms get coined? The primary reason is that the existing volume of the vocabulary does not have an exclusive expression to express a new habit, practice, invention, discovery, custom, …

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Watch in Haste and Repent at Leisure…That’s What I am Doing Now…

Soon after having bought or got (!!) the ticket to a movie, I hear myself say, “at least this movie…” and usually, I come out of the cinema hearing myself say, “Shuks! This too sucks!” There are very few occasions when I could hear myself say…“Ah! This is one of those movies.” It is like I enter with a ray …

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Wishing You…….

ఇష్టదేవతా ప్రార్ధన సౌరభము లేల చిమ్ము బుష్పవ్రజంబు? చంద్రికలనేల వెదజల్లు జందమామ? ఏల సలిలంబు పారు? గాడ్పేల విసురు? ఏల నా హృదయంబు ప్రేమించు నిన్ను? పవన పులకిత చంద్రాతప ప్రసన్న చారు శారద యామినీ సమయమందు వీధి వీధుల భాగ్యనగరులో వెదకి వెదకి చేరుకుంటి తన్ను… మంజుల సుమామృతములోని మధురిమమ్ము మధుర చంద్రాతపములోని మార్దవమ్ము మృదు సమీరమ్ములోని పరిమళమ్ము కలవు ఓ బాలా! నీ సామీప్యమందు కొన్ని కిత కితలు… చందమామ రావే – జాబిల్లి రావే బస్ లోన రావే – …

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SENSIBLE NONSENSE…(It’s not an OXYMORON)

It all happened a couple of years ago, when I was taking up a grammar class for one of our CAT batches in the “monotonous excitement” (rather, exciting monotony!) of a seasoned teacher with the experience, which is three fourth of my age. I got this crazy doubt. Why is it called Tooth-brush, when it is actually used to brush …

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MY UNIVERSITY DAYS…ONE

PROLEGOMENON It was one of those days when I was running my own institute at Narsing Rao peta in my place. I was just recouping from the self-imposed burden of having written 16 exams (B.A., Litt – SSS) in a row and one Entrance Test (AUCET – Andhra University Common Entrance Test). Someone told me that the results of the …

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Words…Simple Words…

Dear Readers, Welcome you all to yet another competition. Here I am posting the definitions given to some of the very well-known words in English language. All you have to do is to identify those words and send them to me as a comment to this post. I have not defined these words on my own. I have gathered all …

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YES…A Very Happy Valentine’s Day…

Agreeing that there are innumerable number of stories about those both, I chose one that suits to this blog-up. The God created Adam from dust and Eve from his, I mean Adam’s, ribs. Satan, who is actually the leader of the angels, who do not want to be the followers of the God, has rebelled against Him and eventually been …

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A Tribute to a Legend

It is one post titled to be “Another Legend Goes… To The Island of Souls” (http://www.oratorgreat.blogspot.com/) by Sri Ram that has made me post this. I wished that I had not come across that post. But then, I was glad that I had run into it. I didn’t want to, since it would bring back all those days, weeks and …

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You Can’t Help Accept Them…

It was during those days, when I had to take up classes on Organizational Behaviour to a batch of students of MBA and Software Engineering to a batch of students of MCA that I came across Murphy’s Laws and Dilbert. Dilbert shall wait for some more time. Touching with Murphy’s laws, What a wealth of worldly wisdom! I am posting …

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నాకు నచ్చిన తెలుగు సామెతలు – Two

Having seen the overwhelming response to my first ever blog-up on the same theme, I ventured into posting this. Hope that this is taken to be as nice as the first one on the same lines. పతి భక్తి చూపిస్తా మగడా – చెప్పులు తే, నిప్పులు తొక్కుతాను అన్నదట! (What a wife?!!) గాడిదకేం తెలుసు గంధం వాసన? పగలు చెయ్యూపితే రానిది రాత్రి కన్ను గీటితే వస్తుందా?! …

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నాకు నచ్చిన సామెతలు – One

The title says it all. The two people I have heard using these sayings (I do not just mean the sayings I have mentioned here) as often as they could were my Grandma and my Mother. What used to surprise me always was the aptness of the saying they chose to speak at that given moment of time in that …

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An FAQ…and My Responses…

After a long long time, after having received an SMS from her today, I have visited http://arundatirao.blogspot.com/ and have been heavily inspired by her latest blog-up. Since she says that she has plagiarised somebody else’s idea and since that somebody, in her words, says that anybody else can plagiarise his idea, I am plagiarising this idea. Here it goes. A …

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A Very Happy Birthday to You Dear ":-)"

Mot/Mob/Mom/Mov are the roots with the meaning ‘move’ Promote – Pro+mot+e literally means to move forward Demote – De+mot+e literally means to move down Motion – Mot+ion literally means in the condition of moving Motive – Mot+ive literally means something that moves one Mob – Literally means a group of people moving Movement- Mov+ment literally means an instance of being …

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