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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......

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',......

Google is now a verb!

It was unofficial for quite a while, causing linguistics professors much pain when students would talk about 'googling for information' instead of 'searching' for it. Now, they can all rest easy.......

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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The BBC had a jaundiced view. Some years ago, when their advance team came to interview us for their series The Lost Days of the Raj, they said... ...
Is Google's trademark status under threat?

G is for Google, as the company's chief executive, Larry Page, put it this week in a blog post introducing Alphabet, Google's new corporate name.... ...

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