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There are many words in the English language that you think belong to the language itself. Let me surprise you by telling that some of the words that you will see below are the ones that have been picked from other languages/places.

  1. Beserk – we know that it stands for “violent, upset or unrest...

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English, like any other language has evolved with time to include many words from other languages in its dictionary. French, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Mandarin Chinese are some of the well known languages that have contributed to English language. Of these French is one language that seems to have contributed about 33% of the words in the English language. You might be surprised to know that an average person who does not know French does know more than a hundred French words.

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Did you know that words can be as long as 1000+ letters? Yes, the chemical name for titin is 189, 819 letters long, but has not yet been accepted as a word, so that leaves us with a name that is a little more than 1000 letters long. Did you ever think this was possible? Well, the answer is YES. It is possible to have such a lengthy word in the dictionary. So, here’s a part of that word. It is Methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamyl...serine.

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The world for us is now known as the global village, thanks to Marshall McLuhan who popularised the term in his book. The meaning of global village only implies that with technological growth, communicating and reaching out to people around the world has become very easy. This brings to us various w...

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Manager versus Leader is an age old debate. There is enough literature on the relevance of each in industry, business, government and military. The desirability of one over the other in various walks of life has been debated ad infinitum. We are not going to flog that (dead) horse again. What we are going to do is to try and demonstrate the influence of culture, context and time in determining the popularity of one word over another.

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