Friday, 7 October 2011

A cool blog, a unique temple and some fascinating words

A few days ago I came across the website Know Your English, a compilation of a weekly column by the same name in the newspaper The Hindu. Each week the column explains the correct use, meaning or pronunciation of a different word or expression, or the subtle difference between two similar words.
The columns in the blog, however, are from The Hindu's archives and the ones currently on the home page are from the year 2007. But this does not, in any way, diminish its value and usefulness in helping improve the reader's English. You can subscribe to new entries on the blog by email or via RSS.

If you wish to read the latest columns you can do so on The Hindu's website and you can subscribe to their RSS feed here.

The other day I was looking through the website of Uttar Pradesh Tourism when I came across the following gem in a list of places of interest in Lucknow:


A Lord Human Temple would certainly be an attraction.

And finally, here are some fascinating (and rarely used) words that I came across recently:
 *ibid. is short for ibidem and means in the same place (used when referring to a book, article etc. which has just been cited) (

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