The English Corner 10 October 2018

Posted Date : 10-Oct-2018

Economics Terminology  
Fiscal policy - A government's program with respect to (1) the purchase of goods and services and spending on transfer payments, and (2) the amount and type of taxes. 


Enormity - (n.) the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size, immensity
  Synonyms: atrociousness, heinousness, atrocity, vastness
 Antonyms: mildness, harmlessness, innocuousness

A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries
Motion pictures, sound: Product of various inventions. First picture with synchronized musical score: Don Juan, 1926; with spoken dialogue: The Jazz Singer, 1927; both Warner Bros.
Motor, electric:  Michael Faraday, England, 1822; (alternating-current) Nikola Tesla, U.S., 1892.

Tongue Twister

Sixty six sick chicks are stuck in the 
stock room full of sixty six sticks.
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

An idiom a day, keeps  confusion away 
Blood, sweat and tears

If something will take blood, sweat and tears, it will be very difficult and will require a lot of effort and sacrifice.
Black will take no other hue
Evil can take many disguises but it is always black (evil).
Chew on a bone
If someone is chewing on a bone, he or she is thinking about something intently.
Don't mention it
This is used as a response to being thanked, suggesting that the help given was no trouble.

(Uncontrolled obsession is called mania)
centomania    new things or ideas
doxomania    opinions or praise

Buzz Words

Recently-coined new words in English,  terms and expressions with their meaning. 
Mailbomb : To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending massive amounts of email to it.
Videophile :Person who is very interested in watching videos and making recordings, and values high-quality results.


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