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23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

By |2019-05-01T19:25:45+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , |

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications. A senior air traffic control [...]

How Internet Slang Changes the Way We Think, Write and Speak

By |2019-03-24T20:34:04+03:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is no doubt that our language is a powerful tool. As is the internet. So how does internet slang affect us? We spend a great deal of time on the internet. As such, the internet has seen some significant changes in our lives. And so does internet slang. Posting a letter seems ridiculously slow [...]

How the Slang Language Is Driving You Insane Without You Even Knowing

By |2019-03-13T14:30:14+03:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, we all use the slang language in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how it affects your perception? When I returned from Germany the second time at age 18, I was running around the streets of Portland Oregon. On the way back from the skate park one day, I crossed paths with [...]

Meaning of Metaphors: How We Use Them to Influence Language and Behaviour

By |2019-02-25T16:11:31+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Metaphors enrich our language and allow us to make a deeper contextual connection. But did you know that the meaning of metaphors can also influence language and behaviour? So what do we mean when we talk about the meaning of metaphors? Metaphors are imaginative ways of describing something with the same characteristics but in a [...]

Name Meanings: Can Your Name Reveal Your Personality?

By |2018-12-23T11:06:43+03:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We know how powerful language can be, but what about our names? Just how important are name meanings? Can they reveal anything about our identities? Our names are an important part of our identity. It's one of the first things people notice about us. Whether we like it or not, our name is a huge [...]

8 Sanskrit Words That Give a New Meaning to Ordinary Concepts

By |2018-12-08T12:30:56+03:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Sanskrit words represent the secret language of Yoga. This language transforms how you think about day to day concepts. The guiding principles of life could only be best understood with the use of Sanskrit words. Sanskrit, the original language of Hinduism, was first used as early as 1696. In modern times, this language is used [...]

The Power of Language: How It Creates Your Reality and How to Use It Wisely

By |2018-12-01T21:48:57+03:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Words do matter. The power of language most of us are unaware of literally shapes our reality. Now, the trick is to learn how to use it to your advantage. Before we discuss the power of language, let me cite an insightful quote. Betty Eadie, the author of the international bestsellers, once wrote, “If we [...]