Aug 29th 2012

Ginger reaches 1 Billion queries!

We are proud to announce Ginger reached 1 Billion questions!
This means our users sent by now over 1 Billion English Grammar, spelling and context mistakes, as you can see on our counter.

We are very excited about this, and hope you continue to enjoy Ginger!

The Ginger Team

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Aug 22nd 2012

Ginger Software is proud to announce another round of funding!

We are proud to announce that we have completed an extended round of funding with a $5 million investment from Horizons Ventures, the venture capital fund owned by Mr Li Ka-­‐shing, and Harbor Pacific Capital, a Silicon Valley-­‐based venture firm.
In addition, the company received $400,000 from current investors.
Ginger Software had already raised $6.3 million in a previous financing round from Vaizra Ventures and previous investors. This brings Ginger’s total investment close to $21 million to date. Frank Meehan, from Horizons Ventures, will join Ginger Software as a board member.

In addition, we have a new website! let us know what you think and help us spread the word. We are very excited about the direction Ginger is heading, and hope you all join us!

The Ginger Team

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Aug 15th 2012

Wednesday word

Today’s word is INSTILL

Instill (verb):

1. To cause to enter drop by drop <instill medication into the infected eye>

2. To impart gradually <instilling a love of learning in children>

The origin of the word is from Latin instillare, from in- + stillare to drip, from stilla drop. It was First Known in the 15th century (thanks, Merriam-Webster!)

Have a great middle of the week, everyone!

The Ginger Team

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Aug 12th 2012

Will he? Lexical ambiguity is fun!

We love those sentences that trigger a first response of “wait, what??”

So Let’s try and figure this one out:

Will Will [a person] will [bequeath] the will [a document] to Will [a second person]?

Now we just need to wait for Will!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

The Ginger Team

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Aug 8th 2012

Word Wednesday: English language fun facts!

We’ve combined some English fun facts that have nothing to do with any rules of grammar, or spelling. We hope you may find them interesting and entertaining!

1. There was no punctuation until the 15th century!

2. In England, in the 1880s, ‘pants’ was a dirty word.

3. ‘Town’ is the oldest word in the English language.

4. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is “I am”.

5. The word ‘four’ is the only number which has the same number of letters as its value.

6. E is the most used letter while Q is the least used of all the letters in the English alphabet.

7. There are no words that rhyme with ’month’, ‘orange’, ‘silver’ and ‘purple’.

8. “Underground” is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.

9. To “testify” was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

 

Read more here & here!

The Ginger Team

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