Monday, November 30, 2009

Slang and abbreviation part 2

0.0 Surprise

0/ Waving

143 I Love You

14344 I Love You Very Much

1437 I Love You Forever

153 I Adore You

1AAT One At A Time

2 To

2B To Be

2BH To Be Honest

2DAY Today

2G2BT Too Good To Be True

2K4U To Cool For You

2L8 Too late

2M Tomorrow

2MRW Tomorrow

2MI Too Much Information

2NITE Tonight

2NYT Tonight

2U To You

2U2 To You Too

3G Third Generation mobile phone network

4 For

4COL For Crying Out Loud

4E4 Forever

4GET Forget

4GM Forgive me

4M Forum

4RL? For Real?

4U For You

5N Fine

7DAW Seven Days A Week

10-4 Understood, OK

10Q Thank you

10X Thanks

Slang and abbreviation: Part 1

Followings are commonly used in communications like SMS, websites, etc.

:$ Embarrassed

:’( Crying

:) Happy

:-( Sad

:-) Smile

:-* Kiss

:/ Sarcasm

:3 Cute / goofy face

:9 Yum

:? Confused

:@ Angry

:C Very Sad

:D Happy

:L Laughing

:O Surprised

:S Confused

:X Zipped lips

;( Crying

;-) Wink

;D Wink

;P Winking and sticking tongue out

;O Joking

=.= Tired

=X No Comment

@_@ Hypnotized

^O^ Hurrah

^^ Happy

$_$ Has money

%) giddy

>.> Suspicious


>3 Evil but happy

>:( Angry

>:) Evil Grin

>:O Angry

<> Not equal

*_* In love, dazed

-.- Annoyance

-_- Annoyed, tired

:B Buck teeth

:P Sticking tongue out

(8) Musical note (MSN)

(A) Angel (MSN)

(H) Cool dude emoticon (MSN)

(K) Kiss (MSN)

(L) Love heart (MSN)

(N) Thumbs down (MSN)

(Y) Thumbs up (MSN)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Informal Contractions

Informal contractions are short forms of other words used when speaking casually. They are a little like slang.

For example, "gonna" is a short form of "going to". If "going to" is said very fast, without carefully pronouncing each word, it sounds like "gonna".

They are not used in "correct" speech.
What are you going to do? = Whatcha going to do? = Whatcha gonna do?

Do you want a book? = Do you wanna book? = D'you wanna book? = D'ya wanna book? = Ya wanna book? = Wanna book?

ain't = am not/are not/is not
I ain't Murugan.You ain't my uncle.

ain't = has not/have not

I ain't gone there.
He ain't drawn yet.

gimme = give me

Gimme your pencil.

gonna = going to

What are you gonna do?

gotta = (have) got a

I've gotta pen.
I gotta gun.

gotta = (have) got to
I've gotta go.
I gotta go.

kinda = kind of
The baby’s kinda cute.

lemme = let me

Lemme swim!

wanna = want to

I wanna go now.

wanna = want a
I wanna chair.

whatcha = what are you

Whatcha going to do?

whatcha = what have you

Whatcha got there?

ya = you

Who saw ya?

Advice and advise

Advice is a noun. This word is not countable. It is a recommendation. It means guidance. It is an opinion that someone offers.

“My teacher’s advice was sound and everyone listened to him.”

"I need someone to give me some advice."

“I need some advice”.

You can give someone a 'piece of advice'.

“Let me give you some advice about traveling.”

“His advice was very useful.”

Advise is a verb. It means "to give advice", “to recommend" or "counsel”. It refers to the act of giving advice.

"Ram advices Sita to see a lawyer."

"I would advise you to submit your resignation in view of this scandal."

"My lawyer has advised me to settle this matter out of court."

"He advises Latha to be nice to her parents."

Mary advised (verb) Tom not to see John. He should have followed her advice (noun).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Adults and their young ones

Kitten is the young one of cat. Let us see some adults and their respective young ones.

  • ant: grub
  • bear: cub
  • bee: grub
  • beetle: grub
  • bird: fledgling, nestling
  • buffalo: calf
  • butterfly: caterpillar
  • camel: calf
  • cat: kitten
  • cockroach: nymph
  • cow: calf
  • deer: fawn
  • dog: puppy
  • dragonfly: nymph
  • duck: duckling
  • eagle: eaglet
  • elephant: calf
  • fox: cub
  • frog: tadpole
  • giraffe: calf
  • goat: kid
  • goose: gosling
  • grasshopper: nymph
  • hen: chick
  • hippopotamus: calf
  • horse: foal
  • housefly: maggot
  • king: prince, princess
  • leopard: cub
  • lion: cub
  • man: baby, child
  • mosquito: wriggler
  • moth: caterpillar
  • ostrich: chick
  • owl: owlet
  • oyster: spat
  • pig: piglet
  • pigeon: squab
  • rat: pup
  • rhinoceros: calf
  • seal: pup
  • shark: cub
  • sheep: lamb
  • swan: cygnet
  • toad: tadpole
  • tiger: cub
  • trout: fry
  • turtle: hatchling
  • whale: calf
  • wolf: cub
  • zebra: foal


Poorna's Classroom Demonstration on EVS