The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use and abuse of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or metaphorical language. For more on puns, click here. Here… Read More
BBC announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series Miracles of Evolution had captured footage of Adélie penguins flying to the air. See the amazing footage of these flying penguins on the link below in Youtube. Presenter Terry Jones explains that, instead of huddling together to endure the Antarctic winter,… Read More
To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In light of your failure to financially manage yourselves and inability to effectively govern yourselves responsibly, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Her… Read More
Hundreds of years back, Nicholas was born to a wealthy Christian family in Patara in around 280 AD. The place is near Myra in modern-day Turkey. He was so kind and pious that he helped anyone who came his way and soon many legends about his good deeds became popular. Later, he became the Bishop… Read More
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States… Read More
What is your definition of beauty? Despite the universal standard, beauty still varies within different cultures throughout the world. And to find out what it means to be beautiful in each corner of the planet, American journalist and photographer Esther Honig decided to transform herself. In her project “Before and After”, she sent a picture… Read More
Click on play to listen to an explanation about the origin of Halloween. You’ll be surprised!