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The English Corner 10 Jully

Posted Date : 10-Jul-2018



Economics Terminology  
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.

PHILOSOPHICAL ISMS

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.
Broken record
When someone sounds like a broken record, they keep on repeating the same things. ('Stuck record' is also used.)
Clean sheet
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'.)

MANIA 

(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.

Tongue Twister
 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)




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