Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Relative of a Gorilla? No, it's the rumble in your abdomen. So when you hear your stomach grumble what you are hearing are boborygmi! ( The plural). Children love this word, when they are introduced to it, because of the onomatopoeic nature of this word!.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Mnemonics for 'h' , 'i' and 'j'.

Handkerchief: Hand the chief a handkerchief.
Hoarse: When you are hoarse, you feel as if you have oars in your throat.
Indispensable: That sable coat is indispensable.
Irate: I was rated so low that I was irate.
Jalopy: Lop off those bushes and load them in the jalop
Jesuit: Can you imagine Jesus in a suit? 

Monday, 29 October 2018


WHAT'S THAT??? Aphilophrenia is a feeling of being unloved. It is usually a fleeting feeling that does not last, but that is the word that describes it. It has Greek origins, 'a-philo' meaning not loved, and 'phrenia' meaning mental disorder

Friday, 26 October 2018


This word describes a manner of laughter, where the person laughs using every facial muscle. Frankly, I can't say that I have seen this happening because I don't even know how many facial muscles are there to check and tick off the boxes about how many muscles are being used! I know that I have laughed heartily at many a joke and even at the movies, where a particular scene is hilarious - remembering Mr Bean (Mr Rowan Atkinson)!

Friday, 12 October 2018


Have you ever wondered why a Shoeflower is called so? It does not look like a shoe, nor does it have the colour of a shoe. I did and so researched this, and this is what I found: The shoe flower was used to polish shoes at one time. That is why it is called a Shoeflower.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018


When I was young I believed that windmills in farmers' fields were used to keep the cows cool.