Top 7 Grammar Errors That Aren’t Mistakes

“Aside from the fact that everyone on the Internet is irritating all the time, this particular irritation is compounded by the fact that, dammit, they’re kind of right. It’s an actual mistake you made, making your hot, burning indignation unjustifiable, a terribly frustrating feeling. But what if you’re not wrong? What if, in fact, it’s your accuser who’s wrong, or at the very least blundering through a complicated, highly debatable topic? What if your initial reaction — whaling on them with a length of chain — was the right one? Well, in many circumstances, you might have a case. Here are seven of the most commonly corrected grammatical mistakes that might not actually be mistakes.”

The Lost 7 Wonders of the Written Word

How different would the world be today if the Bible contained a book that advocates free love? If we had access to the other two-thirds of the writings of Aristotle, one of the most influential human beings of all time? What could we have learned from the thousands of texts that were contained within the Library of Alexandria? Unfortunately, we’ll never know, because we don’t even know exactly what these works said. Missing, destroyed or in one case, never even written, these 7 lost wonders of the written word will likely always remain a mystery.

The 20 Most Controversial Rules in the Grammar World

Like anything else involving stringent rules and regulations, grammar harbors a hefty share of obsessive fanboys and fangirls who enjoy debating its, ins, outs, and other various quirks. So of course controversies break out in academia, the media, and even intimate conversations between friends. Here are a few of the ones that churn stomachs and angry up the blood, in no particular order.

How to write a story?

1.      Use the time of a total stranger in such  a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2.      Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3.      Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4.      Every sentence must do one of two things-reveal character or advance the action.
5.      Start as close to the end as possible.
6.      Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7.      Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8.      Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Phone Interview Tips

In today's world of Skype, instant messaging and smart phones, a simple telephone phone interview might seem old-fashioned. But if you're applying for a job or internship in another city and can't fly out to make the interview, some employers will still want to hear your voice and may have to conduct interviews on the go, as they're swamped with other commitments as well. Even if you don't consider yourself a good phone person, phone interviews do give you some advantage. You don't have to dress up or even take a shower, although a groggy voice will give away the fact that you overslept or stayed out too late even if the bags under your eyes are under wraps. Another benefit is that if most interviews are being conducted in person, the very fact that you're the phone interview applicant means you'll stand out. It's true that meeting in person might leave a stronger impression, but however you're able to set yourself apart, take advantage of it.

The 25 Most Influential Languages in the World

If any of you have ever tried learning a foreign language you know that the hardest step is often the first – choosing which one. There are over 6,000 languages in use today and roughly 30% are spoken by 1,000 people or less. So, to make your job easier, in this list we are ranking the 25 most influential languages in the world. Keep in mind, however, that some languages with relatively few speakers (like Italian) will outrank languages with hundreds of millions of speakers (like Bengali). This is because the rankings are not just done according to how many people speak the language. Of course this is taken into consideration but so is how many people speak it as a second language, its impact on global commerce and trade, and its lingua franca status around the world. The 25 Most Influential Languages are....

Elizabethan English !

Tangier was settled off the coast of Virginia is 1686. It has been a relatively isolated island. Change comes slow, and the people there still speak much as they did in 1686. Most of the people’s surnames also come from the United Kingdom. 

The island and the dialect used to fascinate linguists who come and study it. Bridges were built in the 1930s to connect the island with the mainland United States, but before that the only way to cross was by boat. This is what allowed the island to remain pretty isolated for a couple hundred years. Interestingly, there is a large number of stray cats on the island, too. 

Awesome 10 Nursery Rhymes With Really Weird Subtexts

Here are 10 nursery rhymes with some really weird subtexts going on in which we have forgotten to take a close look at the words of some familiar nursery rhymes, and wondered just what they meant? We have, and we've got to say that some of them are flat out weird. 

Learning is Fun : Learn English through Tamil Song

காலங்களில்     அவள்    வசந்தம்
கலைகளிலே    அவள்    ஓவியம் 
மாதங்களில்      அவள்    மார்கழி 
மலர்களிலே      அவள்    மல்லிகை 

பறவைகளில்    அவள்  மணிப்புற 
பாடல்களில்      அவள்      தாலாட்டு 
கனிகளிலே        அவள்     மாங்கனி 
காற்றினிலே      அவள்     தென்றல் 

பால்   போல்   சிரிப்பதில்   பிள்ளை 
அவள்   பனி   போல் அணைப்பதில் கன்னி 
கண்   போல்   வளர்ப்பதில்   அன்னை 
அவள்   கவிஞன்   ஆக்கினால்   என்னை 

                                                                                   -- கண்ணதாசன் 

காலம் - time, season                            வசந்தம் - spring
கலை - fine art                                      ஓவியம்- painting
மாதம்- month                                        மார்கழி - a month (mid December  to mid January)
மலர் / பூ- flower                                    மல்லிகை- jasmine
பறவை - bird                                         மணிபுறா- dove
பாடல்- song                                           தாலாட்டு- lullaby 
கனிfruit                                              மாங்கனிmango fruit
காற்று- wind                                          தென்றல்- southern breeze
போல்- like                                             சிரி- laugh
பிள்ளை- child                                        பனி- dew / mist
அணை- hug                                           அணைப்பதில்- in hugging
கன்னி – girl                                             கண்- eye
வளர்- to raise                                          அன்னை - mother
கவிஞன் – poet                                       ஆக்கு – to make

The Miracals

Oh cmon girl I know you're home
Picking up your telephone
And I could love you every day and night
Yes I could love you every day and night

If you just put your hand in mine
And you kept your feet in time
Then I could love you every day and night
Yes I could love you every day and night

I swear I'd love you more than I did back then

Let's just pretend that we're in love
Let's just pretend that we're in love
Let's just pretend that we're in love

You here to stay or tell me off
You were once mine but now you're lost
And I could love you every day and night
Yes I could love you every day and night

You know I'd love you more than I did back then

You here to stay or tell me off
You were once mine but now you're lost
And I could love you every day and night
Yes I could love you every day and night

Let's just pretend that we're in love
Let's just pretend that we're in love
Let's just pretend that we're in love

Let's just pretend
I'll never look for love with anyone
and I'll always be yours
You'll find that I might be right
Maybe, let's try

credits  from Give Me A Chance, released 07 November 2011

Different terms and its meanings: Scientists Vs Public

Day Dreaming causes 'Man failure'

Everybody must avoid day dreaming, but this is especially necessary for workmen in factories. there are fours common kinds of day dreams which make workers careless and inattentive. 

The first is emotional day dreaming, like letting the mind dwell continually on the thrills of some strong emotion like love. a second is characterized by worry about imagined misfortunes, most of which never happen. 

Third is the kind of day dreaming due to retrospection; looking back on the pleasures or missed opportunities of the past. last on the list are the day dreams of vengeance, in which the victim goes over and over again in his mind the terrible things that he will do some day to some enemy or antagonist.

Source : Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud 

Our portraits of Shakespeare may not be accurate!

There are no written descriptions of William Shakespeare himself, a fact that is slightly ironic considering how many plays he wrote. Even having written 38 plays and other works, there are very few writing about Shakespeare himself. 

We also have no proof that Shakespeare himself ever had a portrait done of himself, so our knowledge of his appearance is fairly limited Because of his fame and the lack of accurate images of Shakespeare, a number of fake Shakespeare images cropped up. Portraits of other people were often mislabeled as Shakespeare. 

It’s hard to determine exactly how these fake portraits impacted the images we now have of Shakespeare. The most accurate images of Shakespeare are considered to come from two locations: the Droeshout engravement and the Stratford monument to Shakespeare, which is the monument in his place of birth. There is a lot of speculation about Shakespeare beyond his appearance, including theories about, his religion, his sexuality, and whether he actually wrote the plays attributed to him.