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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Know your English — What is the difference between ‘sneer’ and ‘jeer’?

What is the difference between ‘sneer’ and ‘jeer’? (V.S. Niranjana, Chennai)When you ‘sneer’ or ‘jeer’ at an individual, you are being very rude to him. A ‘sneer’ is the contemptuous... »
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Know your English - April 19, 2015

“There’s too much of shouting and screaming on the news channels these days. The only thing that people do is to wash their dirty linens in public.”“Some channels just manufacture news! By t... »
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Know your English - April 12, 2015

What is the meaning of ‘swashbuckler’? (SA Faizal, Kottayam) This is an example of how the meaning of a word has changed over the years. Nowadays, when we think of... »
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