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May 31st 2012

T.G.I.F. (Truly, Ginger is free)

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!

The Ginger Team

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May 30th 2012

Word Wednesday

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!

The Ginger Team

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May 29th 2012

Quote-Unquote

Do you back up your English communication with proper grammar and correct spelling? If not, you might want to start using Ginger as a credible back up in case of unforeseen mistakes that could make you green with embarrassment. =)

The Ginger Team

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