Enquire and inquire are two of the most commonly confused words in our English language. Actually it would be interesting to note that these two words are the same, except that they both hail from different places – America and Britain.
Recently, the highly secure email service, Lavabit, shut down. It is said that Edward Snowden was probably using Lavabit’s email service while he was holed up in Moscow airport. It is believed that Lavabit came under scrutiny and committed Corporate Seppuku.
So what is Corporate Seppuku?
All the languages that we use to communicate contain words that have been borrowed from other languages. This can be easily noted with the way the words are pronounced and written. English is also a language that has many borrowed words, some of which we fail to realize unless specified by one.
The Oxford English dictionary has about 4 lakh words and is constantly updating them by including new words. There are a few entrants every year and it is not that very easy to include these new words. The latest that you will see of this famous dictionary is the Oxford English Dictionary 3, which w...
It is a combination of two or more words and their definitions to the new world. A portmanteau word combines the sounds and the meanings of its components. In simple terms, it means a combination of 2 or more words to form a new one. For example: smog = smoke + fog; brunch = breakfast +lunch; Oxbridge = Oxford + Cambridge.