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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Aug 7th 2012

Introducing Our New Ginger Video!

Great news everyone!

Ginger is proud to present our new video, We hope you’ll enjoy this new video and help us spread the word to your family and friends!

With great pleasure,

The Ginger Team

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Aug 6th 2012

Avoid embarrassing mistakes – the Olympics version

An Australian newspaper had one really embarrassing mistake, calling the North “Naughty Korea” and the South “Nice Korea” in their medal count.

Though the Olympics provide many remembered moments, this one was not something we expected!

Hoping you all avoid these embarrassing mistakes =)

The Ginger Team

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