"Jeg lærer Norsk, og jeg elsker det." I am learning Norwegian and I love it. Norway is a place I'd like to live in, for some time at least, and one of the places I'd like to visit. So I started watching some videos on YouTube about Norway. My interest was on the rise, and… Continue reading Learning Norwegian
It feels great to share with you that the view count on SeleMoir has crossed One Thousand, both on the blog (on WordPress) and on the Magazine (on Flipboard). Now, Flipboard does not have an equivalent “views” number, but has “page flips”. Yes, it is a small number, but it is something. Especially for the… Continue reading Stats, Appearance, and More
From “Journal of an Eclectic Mind” to “An Eclectic Journal”, lead and read by beautiful minds. I want to make it into something more. I want to add more topics and increase the frequency of posts under some of the existing ones. But I refuse to publish posts on topics that I know nothing about.… Continue reading To be a Better Writer
"Ampersand", as a word, is a mondegreen. A mondegreen is a word, which comes from a mistaken pronunciation. According to the records, it was part of an old Roman system of shorthand signs, its first recorded use being in Pompeian graffiti in the 1st century CE. It comes from the Latin word “Et”, meaning “and”.… Continue reading And per se And
"That was intense." It was the first time I watched a trailer reaction, and I liked the idea behind it. Then for about a week I watched many trailer reactions, and reactions to other creators' videos. I discovered some new channels - a few good, a few not so much. But I was tired of… Continue reading Intense Trailer Reactions
Memories are there to remind me of the Journey. Memories are there to remind me of change, of the unchanged. Memories are there to remind me of fall and rise, of decay and growth. Memories are there to remind me of my failures, of my accomplishments. Memories are there to remind me of that shame,… Continue reading Memories Are There
I started SeleMoir for a rough implementation of an idea subject to changes and refinements. The changes this time are related to, as the name of the post says, Curation, Creation, and some other things. I’ll be using Flipboard for sharing links to articles and videos etc. It’s not perfect, and not everyone uses Flipboard… Continue reading Curation, Creation, and some Changes
"Make me a sandwich" is an interesting sentence, the subject of a classic grammar joke. It is so because of the way it can be interpreted. To most people, it is a simple statement. But to some, it can mean two things - "make a sandwich for me", and "make me into a sandwich". Why… Continue reading Make Me a Sandwich
The smartphone industry is progressing fast, and having a smartphone for years is not as good an idea. There’s a cycle. Buy a phone, use it, take backup, sell the phone, buy a phone, restore backup, use it, take backup, sell it, and so on. You have something fresh, or relatively fresh, with you and… Continue reading Buying Smartphone: Monetary Consideration
Handling the worst to deserve the best does not seem wrong. Something achieved after hardship becomes a thing of much value to the achiever. But how far can this idea be used? There is a statement that has been used so much as to lose its relevance – a cliche. I quote, “If you can't handle… Continue reading Handle the Worst to Deserve the Best?
Discreet and Discrete form a set of Homophones. Homophones are words, or set of words, that have same pronunciation, but different meaning. While some homophones are not confusing, others are; and these two fall under the later. Discreet means 'presence of prudence in one's behaviour or action', and Discrete means 'something distinct or unrelated'. Their nominalisation… Continue reading Discreet and Discrete
From the numerous confusing sets of words, Homophone, Homograph, and Homonym are part of a unique set. This set is unique as each of its members cover a large number of other sets. These words are not as confusing when you give it some thought, better yet understand how they came to be. They all… Continue reading What are Homophone, Homograph, and Homonym?