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


May 29th 2012


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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May 28th 2012

Manic Monday

It’s the start of a new week and some of us may have the Monday Blues.

No one likes getting back into the grind of work or school but don’t worry because things will pick up through the week; one way or another.

Have a Manic Monday, everyone!

The Ginger Team

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May 24th 2012


It’s not Friday yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start anticipating the weekend!

In the meantime, try this T.G.I.F. (Truly, Ginger is free) quiz:

1. Dance to the rythym of the night.

2. Dance to the rhythem of the night.

3. Dance to the rhythm of the night.

Which of the above sentences are correct?

Not as straightforward as it seems right? Use Ginger Grammar & Spell Checker for the correct answer. For more interesting information on the correct, check out Ginger Spelling Book. It has a comprehensive list of commonly Misspelled Words, as well as Confusing Words.

Take our poll on Ginger’s Facebook page to see how you rank on the quiz in comparison to others!

As always,

The Ginger Team

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