From the military camp

The English language has absorbed words from a variety of sources. The men in uniform too have made their contribution to the language. Words Unlimited discusses some words that came from the military world.

Mere desh ki dharti…

This time the author ponders about Indian independence and the freedom and respect that teachers get in independent India.

Weather wise!

When we feel under the weather we are often caught in the Doldrums. Read about expressins like these and similar others in Words unlimited this time.

The world, a stage?

S Upendran

A bit over the top but funny and informative all the same, Words Unlimited chooses Shakespeare as the subject this time and discusses words associated with theatre.

Take a bite of this fruit!

S Upendran

Have you ever counted the number of expressions the apple has inspired in the english language? Find a few ‘apple inspired’ expressions here.

What Happened to My Canvas Shoes?

by S Upendran

Those of us who went to school in the 1970s and 80s were usually required to buy two pairs of shoes at the beginning of every academic year:…

What’s in a name?

by S Upendran,

Madras eye, Delhi belly, Oxford blue, Mexican wave, and American dream. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the first element in the expressions that have been listed is the name of a well-known place…

May the Best Man Win

S Upendran “I was the best man at the wedding. If I’m the best man, why is she marrying him?” – Jerry Seinfeld Good question Jerry. If you are the best man, why is the girl marrying your friend and Read More …

Teacher as A Partner?

S Upendran “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun So true, isn’t it? Next month the entire country will go through the farce of celebrating Teachers’ Day. It’s the day Read More …

Behind the Dumb Act

S. Upendran Hey, why are you reading this article, you dunce? Don’t you have anything better to do, you blockhead? Listen, if you don’t like what I’m saying, just turn the page, idiot. Did the words ‘dunce’, ‘idiot’ and ‘blockhead’ Read More …