Archive for the ‘Words’ category

  1. Words in the news: Truce

    Origin: At least 22 people have died in renewed clashes between protesters and police in central Kiev after a truce agreed on Wednesday broke down, eyewitnesses say. Witnesses reported live rounds, petrol bombs and water cannon at the main protest site, Independence Square. A meeting between EU foreign ministers and President Viktor Yanukovych is now […]

  2. Words in the news: Turmoil

    Origin: The long-running boom in emerging markets came to be identified, if not propped up, by wide acceptance of the term BRICs, shorthand for the fast-growing countries Brazil, Russia, India and China. Recent turmoil in these and similar markets has produced a rival expression: the Fragile Five.

  3. 46 ways to avoid using the word “very”

    I am a big movie fan, collecting a sheer volume of Blu-ray movies in my removable disk, both Hollywood and other countries’ production, say Britain. Recently I found that the line in American movies are full of simple, direct words, whereas the British ones are sometimes filled with sophisticated words such as Bill Nighy in “Page […]