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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......

Bollywood makes it to another dictionary

India's top actors may find the description of the Hindi film industry as Bollywood derogatoryand humiliatingbut the word has just been added to another leading dictionary.After Oxford, it's......

Football and 'reservations'

The biggest spectacle in sports is over and Italy has won the World Cup. Even though I prefer American 'football', I do enjoy the fluid, unbroken movements and the glorious uncertainty of 'soccer',......

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......

Is India heading for bankruptcy?

Back in the 1930s, a fight broke out between the two Iyengar sects. It was about the control over the rich, main Kanjeevaram temple. The shape of the tilak on the temple elephant became the proxy......
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Now's Your Chance To Correct Donald Trump's Word Use For A Living

Bad news: The genius behind your favorite Twitter account is retiring. Good news: Your chance to correct President Donald Trump ’s word use... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/16/merriam-webster-social-media-editor_n_16640112.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Merriam-Webster Politely Tells Trump He Did Not Invent Phrase 'Prime The Pump'

President Donald Trump came up with the phrase “prime the pump” to describe government stimulus of the economy, he claimed to The... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/11/donald-trump-prime-the-pump_n_16558902.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Trolls United Airlines Over Definition Of 'Volunteer'

&& United Airlines says it sought volunteers to get bumped from an overbooked flight before having police drag a man off an aircraft on Sunday.... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/04/10/merriam-webster-volunteer_n_15930250.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
This Word Is Harder To Define Than 'Schadenfreude' Or 'Antidisestablishmentarianism'

&& What words give a Merriam-Webster lexicographer the most consternation? Some people might envision a list of 10-dollar terms like... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/03/20/word-by-word-kory-stamper_n_15518192.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
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.... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/special/a-hungarian-invention-that-helped-the-british-in-wwii/20170315.htm

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