Thursday, July 12, 2007

Its a Ginormous Debut.....

Ginormous is among the latest entrant, along with many other words to the Websters Dictionary (I was typing and MS Word did not recognize ginormous, and came up with alternatives like Enormous, Enormously and so on....), so be rest assured this is very new. Apparently ginormous is the combination of two words enormous and gigantic. You can imagine what size ginormous will be, I take it......size will definitely matter from now on :-) From now most of the things which used to be gigantic or enormous can safely become ginormous.

There was an online research where visitors were asked 'What is your favorite word which is not in the dictionary'? Ginormous was the winner, clearly with a size this big, who can doubt this even for a moment. Sudoku is another entrant, Hell......I never knew that the game which is so popular world wide was not defined in the dictionary, anyways it is never too late!!!! Apna Bollywood (total filmy) also found an entry in the dictionary this year. Next time you type the word Bollywood, MS Word will not prompt you with alternatives like Hollywood.

Look around and listen carefully, you will find many people shouting hoarse that the Queen's language is being polluted. But did not somebody say that change is the only constant in life? Yes, it is difficult to accept changes that are drastic, but on the other hand you also have the option of not going according to the changes and making your own statement. Nothing can be forced, so you can still say that the plane took off with enormous noise instead of ginormous noise..!!!!!!!

There was a talk sometime back of allowing students to write exams in SMS lingo. It may seem outrageous, but who knows may be our kids will actually learn to read, write and talk the Queen's language in the so called SMS lingo.....May be by that time we will have many new words like Bongs, Mallus, the so called slangs making their debut and languages like Hinglish and Banglish being spoken globally!!! Perhaps one day you can safely say The Angrez used to rule over us, once upon a time, and find acceptance all over the world with the choice of words used in the sentence, Angrez way well go on to enter the Webster Dictionary.........may be that time is not too far away!!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Trudging on

The Original Golden Oldie, memories of this song are just too many, too precious and too strong to let go......

Let go, vent all emotions
Cry, savor and ponder
Over precious moments

The melody is today's
Goodbyes, never stop
the tears from falling

The feeling of pain
The feeling of hurt
The desperation, the loneliness
Trudges on life long!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ridiculous question, stage fright and a prize...

Seriously this is getting addictive, but I love this addiction. Now do not jump to conclusions, I am talking about blogging here. Sometimes I have all the thoughts and ideas forming in my mind, but just do not get the time to put those thoughts to words. Wish I had more time and could blog regularly. One incident had been hovering in my mind for sometime, let me try to write this. When the Football World Cup was on in 2006, it was my first year in Del and I was putting up in a PG. So there was absolutely no chance of watching the matches, especially when they were being played at odd hours (the owner was an aged lady who was always glued Saas Bahu serials). It was hell, I could not catch up with most of the matches, and the only ones that I saw was when I was staying at a friends place. But once Italy and France reached the finals, I had to see the that.

I actually went ahead and bought a TV, was planning to for sometime but the finals just hastened my decision. So there I was watching the final in my small TV all alone, my roomies were sleeping soundly so had to put the TV on Mute!!! But let me tell you Italy's victory was worth all the effort. About 1 or 2 days after the final, I was listening to FM. They were playing some really nice songs. During the break the DJ was asking questions and one question really caught my attention. The question was What is the Name of the Player who was head butted by Zidane in the finals?

I found this question very funny and thought how could someone actually ask such a silly question? I am sure by that time the whole world knew who head butted whom, so the question was simply ridiculous. But I dont know what came over me and I just sent a text with the answer. Let me tell you I was feeling rather stupid for answering such a silly question. After that I get busy with my work and suddenly I got a call. I was thinking this must be another of those guys selling credit card or insurance, so I had the answers ready in my mind to get rid of him or may be her.

But surprise, surprise surprise...... the call was from the radio station, I had got the answer correct and was actually the winner. I was flabbergasted, just did not know how to react, How on Earth could I win a prize for answering that question. I was sure they had got hundreds of correct entires for that question. Somehow I was not ready to accept that I was the only 1 who got it right, hmmm.....guess that was my luck day and I just had to win, the RJ asked me what the correct answer was and I told him. He told me "You will be on air soon, and I will ask you the answer, you have to say it again" " Then we can continue to talk for sometime live on air", he said.

Now they very though that I would be live on air was a scary one. I am not someone who likes to face a crowd, I have what people call "Stage Fright". Radio listeners were not at all visible but just the thought that probably thousands of people will be listening to me was enough to have butterflies fluttering all over my stomach. If possible, I will rather run miles away form all this, but by then I was already live on air. the RJ was very cool, he kept on asking me about the match, my favorite players and so on. I don't know how I finished all this and what I said.

After I was off air the RJ was telling me "You were really sounding nervous and frightened while you were talking" Now I knew that we were no longer Live so I came up with answers like " No I was as not at all frightened about the whole thing, it was fun" Guess I just wanted to be cool about the while thing. Oh, forgot to mention, I won an Audio CD as the prize. Hmm.....not bad at all considering I won this for answering such an easy question. Can I get twice lucky, Guess there is no harm in trying!!!!