Ginger, Gingery and Gingerly

Gingerly is the Daily Word Prompt today. Gingerly…. I don’t get why gingerly means what gingerly means. This is what Cambridge Dictionary says it means – Gingerly – in a way that is careful or cautious But why? Ginger is ginger, as in this   Okay, also this   Not the girl, people, the color of her hair. Okay, some…

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Genius School Kids

Everyone of us has been through times in school when we blanked out during an exam and didn’t know the answer to that one question. A normal kid would simply leave the space blank, or at best, write a word of apology addressed to the teacher. But these kids, they’re PURE GENIUS! They had guts…

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Silly Questions And Their Not-So-Obvious Answers

Ever faced a situation when someone asks you a very, very obvious question and you itch to give them a nasty answer to make them realise that they’re being Captain Obvious? You start wondering why would they even choose such words when there are a thousand different ways of making a comment just for the…

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Funny Quotes

No, no. This post isn’t about humorous quotes. Its about me making fun of overly sentimental quotes that I came across yesterday while researching a quote for a piece I was writing. I don’t know why I was like this. Maybe I was exhausted and worried about my daughter’s recovery, or about the burnt lunch,…

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TPC turns 1: Celebration and New Contest

My Dear Readers. It gives me great pleasure to inform you all that today TPC has completed one whole year in this Blogosphere!     I honestly don’t believe this has happened. When I started this blog a year back, I had thought that I’ll just write a post or two every month or so.…

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English Words With Weird Meanings

English is as good as a second language to us Indians. Some of us are taught the language from the cradle up just as our native tongues are. When you’re learning two languages at the same time, there are bound to be comparisons, confusions and mix-ups.  We try to relate the grammatical rules of one…

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