Henaa’s Language School

One of my besties and twin sister from another mother has started a Language School in the Dwarka region of New Delhi, India. She is a successful lawyer, Gold Medalist and PhD Scholar who has worked with some of the best Corporate Law firms in India and has recently left her job in the Ministry…

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PROFANITY IN EVERYDAY CONVERSATIONS

Originally posted on Candles Online:
“She’s my bitch!”  “Yo wassup dawg?!” If you’ve been around in the world (of course you have) you’ve heard the above statements that have become a sort of fashion statement these days. ‘Hip’ girls and boys referring to their friends or their boyfriends/girlfriends thus and without any qualms too. Note…

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WHY SARCASM DOES NOT MAKE YOU WITTY

Originally posted on Candles Online:
“She’s so fat even a hippo would look slimmer than her.” “I thought I was looking at a blackhole!” “Dodos aren’t extinct. I’m looking at one.” “Looks like the waiter went off to grow those coffee beans.” And the quintessential Indian snark – “Arey kahan mar gaya?” (Where did you go…

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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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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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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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