Friday, August 20, 2010


Quote of the Week

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it’s doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Richard Feynman
US educator & physicist (1918 - 1988)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Dictionary Corner # 61

Otiose – adjective

Serving no practical purpose; pointless.

ORIGIN – Latin otiosus

Friday, August 13, 2010


Quote of the Week

Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.

T. S. Eliot

British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet (1888 - 1965)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Dictionary Corner # 60

Axiom – noun

A statement regarded as accepted or obviously true.

DERIVATIVES – axiomatic adjective

ORIGIN – Greek axioma ‘what is thought fitting’

Friday, August 06, 2010


Quote of the Week

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

Baltasar Gracian

Thursday, August 05, 2010


How Independent Are You?

Your Independence Level: High

You are extremely self reliant and autonomous.

You are definitely into doing your own thing.

But you also wouldn't turn down help if you needed it.

You follow your own path, but you don't do so blindly.

How Independent Are You?