June 13, 2012 § 4 Comments
There is no EGG in EGGPLANT, nor HAM in HAMBURGER; neither APPLE nor PINE in PINEAPPLE. ENGLISH MUFFINS weren’t invented in ENGLAND or FRENCH FRIES in FRANCE. SWEETMEATS are CANDIES while SWEETBREADS, which aren’t SWEET, are MEAT.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that QUICKSAND can work SLOWLY, BOXING RINGS are SQUARE and a GUINEA PIG is neither from GUINEA nor is it a PIG. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
It’s been so long since my last time posting on this blog. I am no longer in Egypt, so some things have changed. Finding internet connection in my country is not as easy as where I was. Here, I must go to the internet café to get connected. I may use modem to get connection directly from home but it worked too slowly. Not to mention youtube, or online newspaper; to check your email, it’d take more than 2 minutes. It seems so bad; but sometimes it’s good too. Those who’ve spent lot of time on the internet and get stuck by it, will get free by this therapy :)
Anyway, I—finally—got the network back. I intended to write this blog not because I already had an idea to be written. I just bumped into a very interesting words-play. This words-play—in a form of a poem—was written by Dutch writer, traveler and teacher, Gerrard Nolst Trenite. The title of this poem is: The Chaos. If you’re able to pronounce it correctly, you’ve got better English even than the native speakers. Wanna get chaos? Here’s The Chaos. « Read the rest of this entry »
December 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
Sometimes math can be deadly difficult, but some it can be funny or meaningful. I’ve just got from a friend an interesting thing you may find from math. Hold on, for some of you who hate math don’t go away, you may learn a little bit of beautiful thing in Math!
Let’s check this out, it’s amazingly beautiful! « Read the rest of this entry »