What’s on your mind ? Things you do for free on Social Media

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When you apply for a job or business, you negotiate your pay to earn more. In social media, surprising you do things for free and feel happy about it. When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you do is checking Facebook. The first question on the top of the page

What’s on your mind, Ms XX ?  You think hard to answer the question and also be creative and engaging. You want to impress friends and be infectious (aka viral). FB is buying your thoughts for free !!! Continue reading “What’s on your mind ? Things you do for free on Social Media”

What is a cobra affect ?

Behavioural Economics calls this phenomenon ‘The Cobra Effect’. Moral: Beware of the behaviour you wish to reward for. There may be unintended consequences.

Strange British sayings

The origins of strange British sayings

Bob’s your uncle : Meaning “Simple as that”. This expression is thought to date from the Victorian prime minister, Lord Salisbury, when he appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as chief secretary for Ireland, a post most people considered him unfit for. However, from the 1900s, “Bob” was a generic name for an unknown man. Click here to read full article on telegraph

Some English words originated from India

Avatar : From Hindi अवतार, from Sanskrit, descent of a deity from a heaven
Bungalow : from बंगला banglA and Urdu بنگلہ banglA, literally, “(house) in the Bengal style”.
Chutney : from चटनी chatni, meaning “to crush”
Cot from Khāt, खाट, a portable bed.
Dinghy : from Dinghi, small boat, wherry-boat
Guru : from Hindi guru “teacher, priest,” from Sanskrit गुरुः guruḥ “one to be honored, teacher,” literally “heavy, weighty.”
Jungle : from जङल् jangal, another word for wilderness or forest.
Pukka :(UK slang: “genuine”) from Pakkā पक्का,پکا cooked, ripe, solid.
Pyjamas : from Hindi, पैजामा (paijaamaa), meaning “leg garment”, coined from Persian پاى “foot, leg” and جامه “garment” .
Shampoo : Derived from Hindustani chāmpo (चाँपो [tʃãːpoː]), dating to 1762.