Archive for June, 2014

Are we old fashioned? :)

Today, I saw a caricature which made me think about all the grammar rules that I’ve been defending and being snoop about that. 🙂 For me, grammar or the use of the language is a kind of indication of proper education and communication. However, sometimes I find myself quite arrogant and bossing around. I usually correct the grammar mistakes even if in daily chats with my friends.

Some friends just understands me because they are as sensitive as me when it is language. On the other hand some of my friends find grammar rules kind of “useless”. 🙂 I just cannot stand this idea because in my opinion the personal rules organize one’s everyday life. This should be a principle.

I just wonder what do you think about that? And after seeing that caricature. 🙂

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New “Londoner” Meanings

I’ve seen this funny list on Buzzfeed the other day. Last year, I posted “New Meanings for Old Words” post. This time, I found the version of “Londoner”!

Actually, most of the words on this list applies to all big metropolitan cities. You’ll see what I mean! 🙂

These are the ones I liked most. You can always read the whole list by clicking the link at the bottom! 🙂

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“Commute”

Used to mean: A journey to work, often driving through quiet roads, or maybe a quick walk through town.
Now means: A vicious crusade through an urban hellscape, with detours into subterranean metal canisters stuffed with people and sweat.

 

“Flat-Hunting”

Used to mean: The process by which you find a new flat.
Now means: The process by which you are humiliated, broken, terrified, exploited, and then you find a new flat.

 

“Dinner”

Used to mean: The meal you carefully prepared in the evening.
Now means: Either what you spend too much on after a quick drink late at night, or something jammed together from random foods in the fridge because you can’t be bothered to shop.

 

“Silence”

Used to mean: No noise.
Now means: The sound-sucking vacuum that exists on the tube every morning, despite the presence of hundreds of people. There is nothing quieter. Monks visit it when they need a break from the racket at the monastery.

 

“Rent”

Used to mean: The part of your wages that goes on having somewhere nice to live.
Now means: The part of your wages that goes on having absolutely anywhere to live, and leaves roughly enough for you to survive on stale bread for a month.

 

“Coffee”

Used to mean: A pleasant morning drink.
Now means: Mandatory life fuel.

 

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/words-that-mean-something-completely-different-in-london

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European Nationalities, According To Google Autocomplete

We generally type so fast and never look at the keyboard that we hardly see how Google autocompletes our sentences. It is kind of funny because after reading this post, I see that Google’s offers are sometimes crazy and amusing at the same time. 🙂 Take your time and give it a try!

Here you can see how Google autocompletes the sentences starting with European nationalities.

 

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source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/02/european-nationalities-google-autocomplete-spoof_n_5254267.html

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