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Morphed, Mangled and Misused!

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Morphed, Mangled and Misused!

 

Wordstock - Watch Your Words

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Watch Your Words!

 (For Mangling Malapropisms) 

 

 

Dear Reader,

Each month I wait with baited breath to see you here and all the while I hope that you collaborate with all that I say…

WordStock

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About  Wordstock :  I am no literary scholar, neither a linguist nor a grammarian, but one amongst you, who uses everyday English. It is my love for the language that enables me to observe keenly the trends in modern English. My column WordStock is an attempt to document the visible communication pattern and trends in the English language that we use as a tool to express, connect and correspond. No highbrowed, scholarly stuff but some salient peculiarities and quirks that mark regular expressions.

Wordstock : Cut the Clutter

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Words:Technologically Yours

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As technology ushers cultural changes, it hardly omits linguistic trading. That explains why dictionaries come up with new words and newer and trending meanings of existing words. As the twenty-first century vocabulary slithers its way through everyday speech, what remains noteworthy is the way older words are modified to mean something entirely different than what they earlier did.  It’s disconcerting to realize that our expressions are either passé or do not convey the import.

Wordstock - Annoying Americanisms or Boring Briticisms?

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Long before English lost its immaculate British sheen to its American counterpart, the literary genius Oscar Wilde famously remarked: “We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.”

Wordstock- "Lady, err… Nah! Woman"

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Lady, err… Nah! Woman.

Wordstock - Prickly Pronunciations

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Prickly Pronunciations

 

Wordstock - "Practice safe text"

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Practice Safe Text!

(Grammar Matters)

 

Wordstock - Tickling Indianisms

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Tickling Indianisms

(With Malice Toward None And Fun For All!)

 

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