Jul 29th 2012

Why context is so important

The runner mentioned is Rachidatou Seini Maikido, who competes in women’s 400m. she is from Niger (officially known as the Republic of Niger), the largest nation in West Africa, and declared independence on August 1960 . It should not be mixed with Nigeria, the neighboring country.

This screen shot gives us the perfect example why you should fully understand the context of things before commenting :)

We wish her and all other athletes competing in the Olympic games best of luck!

The Ginger Team

 

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Jul 26th 2012

Top 10 weird words in English

Do you know what these words mean?

Give yourself a point for every correct answer, and let us know how high you scored! And yes, all these words do exist!

1. Abibliophobia - The fear of running out of reading material.

2. Borborygm - A rumbling of the stomach.

3. Hodge-podge  -a mix of confused or disordered mass.

4. Folderol - a useless ornament or accessory, or just nonsense.

5.  kiaugh - trouble, anxiety.

6. Omphaloskepsis- Staring at one’s navel as an aid to meditation.

7. Inkhorn-Pedantic.

8. Hoosegow – Jail.

9. Ugsome -frightful, loathsome.

10. Gardyloo -as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets.

Hope you had fun guessing!

Yours,

The Ginger Team

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Jul 24th 2012

How do you shout the door?

If you ever come across such a situation in future, kindly execute the following:

1. Please be careful! The door might shout back at you, and we wouldn’t want you to take unnecessary risks.

2. Do suggest Ginger Software to the owner of the place! And make the world a better place with one less grammar mistake.

Have a great day, everyone!

The Ginger Team

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Jul 22nd 2012

Why is grammar important while job hunting?

Grammar is a key element in how you present yourself. It is essential if you want anyone to take what you are saying seriously.

When it comes to job hunting, correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization are even more important. Although your education and professional experience might give a pretty good picture of the employee you may be, how you communicate says more about you than what is on the resume.

That’s why a resume and cover letter with proper grammar and no spelling errors is integral. If your resume or cover letter are full of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or incorrectly used words, the recruiter might get the wrong impression. He/she might think that you are uneducated, lazy or in a hurry and didn’t give the proper attention to your resume. Chances are that another candidate will be chosen.

As Kyle Wiens mentions in his article: “…grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesn’t make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites, your words are all you have. They are a projection of you in your physical absence. And, for better or worse, people judge you if you can’t tell the difference between their, there, and they’re”.

Remember, the way you present yourself in your job application is the first impression a company has of you. If you present yourself poorly on paper, the company might not take the time to know you at all, no matter what your credentials are.

Take advantage of the many resources, both online and off, that can help you put together a polished, grammatically correct resume and cover letter. You can always use Ginger on your computer and avoid these mistakes you might regret later.

Good luck on your job hunt!

The Ginger Team

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Jul 16th 2012