Capital - All buildings, equipment and human skills used to produce goods and services.
Consumers - People whose wants are satisfied by consuming a good or a service.
Corporation - A legal entity owned by stockholders whose liability is limited to the value of their stock.
Criteria - Standards or measures of value that people use to evaluate what is most important.
Collective Name Animal
route of wolves
warren of wombats
fall of woodcocks
descent of woodpeckers
A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
Steamship: Claude de Jouffroy d'Abbans, France, 1783; James Rumsey, U.S., 1787; John Fitch, U.S., 1790; (high-pressure) Oliver Evans, U.S., 1804. All preceded Robert Fulton, U.S., 1807, credited with launching first commercially successful steamship.
Stethoscope: René Laënnec, France, 1819.
Sulfa drugs: (parent compound, para-aminobenzenesulfanomide) Paul Gelmo, Austria, 1908; (antibacterial activity) Gerhard Domagk, Germany, 1935.
Superconductivity: (theory) John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, John Scheiffer, U.S., 1957.
Each word with a suffix 'ism' represents a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system.
resistentialism humorous theory that inanimate objects dis play malice towards humans
romanticism belief in sentimental feeling in artistic expression
substantialism belief that there is a real existence under lying phenomena
An idiom a day, keeps confusion away
Ants in your pants
If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
When someone sounds like a broken record, they keep on repeating the same things. ('Stuck record' is also used.)
When someone has a clean sheet, they have got no criminal record or problems affecting their reputation. In football and other sports, a goalkeeper has a clean sheet when let no goals in.
Dull as ditchwater
(UK) If something is as dull as ditchwater, it is incredibly boring. A ditch is a long narrow hole or trench dug to containwater, which is normally a dark, dirty colour and stagnant (when water turns a funny colour and starts to smell bad). (In American English,'things are 'dull as dishwater'.)
(Uncontrolled obsession is called mania)
canceromania cancer (Better: carcinomania)
carcinomania cancer (Preferable to cancero mania)
cardiomania heart, the
carnomania meatBuzz Words
Recently-coined new words in English, terms and expressions with their meaning.
Funemployment : A blend of 'fun' and 'unemployed'. Someone who enjoys not having a job because they have more time for leisure and fun activities.
It didn't faze the thief to thieve in my face
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check if you could say it fast, without a slip)