Jun 3rd 2012
Jun 3rd 2012
Miki (Michal) Feldman-Simon, Ginger’s Vice President of U.S. Operations, spoke on how struggling writers can leverage on Ginger Software’s assistive technology on 31 May 2012.
Enjoy the presentation!
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May 31st 2012
Have you ever wondered how many English words are derived from the French language? Think “cliche”, “rendezvous”, or “croissant”. While we may use these similar words in the English language, we sometimes get so flustered over the ‘correct’ pronunciations of these words.
Well, here’s another word with French roots to add to your list – fiance. While fiance is just one letter away from finance, they hold meanings that are worlds apart. So remember to use Ginger to avoid embarrassing mistakes in your writing.
Take our Facebook poll on whether English words with French roots should be pronounced the same way in French.
Enjoy your Thursday!
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May 30th 2012
Today’s word is BILLIONAIRE.
Billionaire: (noun) A very rich person whose material wealth is valued at more than a billion dollars.
Most of us would have heard of this term but for some of us who are mathematically-challenged, 1 billion is equivalent to 1000 million:
1 billion = 1,000 million = 1,000,000,000
Now that’s 9 zeros in the figure, or if that’s too many numbers for you to bother, one billion is a very, very huge sum.
Remember those times when one would fantasize about having a million dollars? Well, neither do I because these days, we hear more of Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” than Barenaked Ladies’ “If I had a million dollars“.
Enjoy the middle of the week, everyone!
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