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Grammatical Gripes - Part 1 (of many.....)

OK- so to christen the new site, here’s a number of gripes I have with the misuse of language. If anybody dares say ‘yes but language is a living, breathing and evolving structure’ I fully accept and understand this much quoted phrase, however evolving is by definition a smooth and relatively slow process, whereas many ‘changes’ in usage come about through sheer ignorance of correct usage – personally I’d rather not have errors ensconced as a sign of verbal progress. 254 more words


oxford dictionary

so they added a few new words to the dictionary; ‘in vino veritas’ (perpetual state of intoxication) in particular caught my attention, though as I prefer beer to wine, I feel that I am left out.

#In cervesia veritas


lesser water boatman

there’s a tiny little male insect, a few millimetres long, that attracts females by rubbing its penis against its abdomen. Amazingly, this creates as much noise as a car engine! 20 more words

Success Achieved! Okay! So what next?

Richa, an IIT graduate, was all smiles. Recently, she had realized her dearest ambition of getting recruited in a multinational company with a seven-figure salary, luxurious amenities and what not. 1,241 more words


Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. 1,223 more words