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w00t it's the word of the year!

w00t, an interjection often used in online gaming, has been selected as Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, a publisher of dictionaries and reference books, though it is yet to find acceptance in......

Our nationalism is only in sentiment, not in behaviour

'Going by television debates, it is obvious that the overwhelming majority of middle class Indians are nationalistic when it comes to opposing slogans and when it comes to the unity and integrity......

Spelling Bee spells winning word WRONG, claim experts

'Knaidel', the word that won 13-year-old Indian-American Arvind Mahankali the Scripps National Spelling Bee crown, may have been wrongly spelled, Jewish linguists have claimed. Arvind, from New......

Indian girl wins spelling bee with 'cymotrichous'

Sukanya Roy adds another chapter to the Indian American success story at the National Spelling Bee. Suman Guha Mozumder reports\\nFor the fourth consecutive year, an Indian American was crowned the......

Indian American girl wins Spelling Bee

In her fourth appearance at the annual spelling marathon, a supremely-confident Kavya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, breezed through to win the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee competition,......

Mobile-blogging is poised to explode

When Merriam-Webster compiled a list of the most searched words of 2004, the word 'blog' (short for weblog) topped the charts.However, blogging's younger sibling, the mobile-blog, is rapidly......

A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument,......

Of funts, fakeaways, and Ninja loans

The turmoil in the world economy has done what economists and experts could not do for years -- pushing into the day-to-day life a healthy dose of financial jargon, a lot of which has even become......

How to provide for parents, kids and still save

Naval architect Jayanta Roy, 44, lives with his family in their Kolkata home. There's wife Rupa, 39, son Deepro, 10, and parents, Kalyan Kumar, 65, and Kana, 65. In October 2007, Kalyan had to be......

Blogging: An insider's view

Severe withdrawal symptoms. I haven't blogged for several -- oh wait, still Friday is it? -- well, several hours then. No new comments on the Parveen Babi tribute I posted either. (Refresh refresh.......
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What is eugenics? A guide to Saif Ali Khan's big words

This one's a 'farrago' (thank you, Shashi Tharoor). But don't worry, we've got you covered. Varun Dhawan kept his apology short. Karan Johar kept... ...

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Kendall Jenner Clearly Doesn't Know How To Wear A Fanny Pack

By definition, “fanny packs” should go around one’s fanny. Merriam Webster’s definition specifically says the trendy item... ...

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The 5 Hot Takes You Need To Unpack Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

&& Many people have have been doing their best code-cracking impression of “ The Imitation Game ” ever since President Donald Trump... ...

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2017 Is So Ridiculous, Real Words Can't Describe It Anymore

&& The past year in language has been closely tied to the speech patterns of the current president. If Donald Trump lambastes “ bad hombres... ...

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'Body-Slam' Candidate Greg Gianforte Gets Slammed Himself In Scorching New Memes

&& Greg Gianforte, the millionaire Republican running for Montana’s lone congressional seat, went viral for all the wrong reasons on... ...

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