What is gang stalking?


Gangstalking is when a gang stalks a person, and harrasses them. Gangstalking” is not a mental health issue, it is an organized assault on a victim by a group of criminals. It is also called “cause stalking” or “vigilantly stalking”. The goal of the covert coordinated assaults and slander is to make the victim appear […]

What is the difference between the words oppression and repression?


Oppress: unfair and cruel treatment by a powerful person or government http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/oppression Repress: to put down by force before control has been lost, as with a rebellion http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/dictionary/repress.php To press again; to repress the first risings of discontent. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/repress?rdfrom=Repress Oppression is use of repression more than once.

What is “Tupperware” in Tamil?


Tupperware is a brand name and would likely remain unchanged in Tamil. Nike, for instance, is Nike, whether in German or in English. Tamil uses a script, which is syllabic and not alphabetic, like English, for instance. A phonetic approximation of the word “Tupperware” could likely be produced by stringing together a number of Tamil script […]

Where does the Swampy Cree language originate?


This is a very specific question so to answer it I’ll have to start out quite general.  As you know North America was inhabited by Native Americans long before European men came over seas.  They had a wide array of languages, one of which was called Algonquin.  Algonquin was only one language of many in […]

Where did the sports term rookie come from?


rook·ie/ˈro͝okē/ Noun: A new recruit. A member of an athletic team in his or her first full season in that sport.   Although the term rookie can be in reference to anyone in a new position it is largely used today in reference to a new player in any given league.  Its origins are from […]

Where does the term “berserk” come from?


ber·serk/bərˈzərk/ Adjective: (of a person or animal) Out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied: “after she left him, he went berserk“. (of a mechanical device or system) Operating in a wild or erratic way; out of control.   The term berserk comes from the Old Norse word, berserkr, which means ‘a wild […]

What is a rip snorter?


The term rip-snorter is Australian slang for something that is excellent, or generally very good.  You may say ‘that cake is a rip-snorter’, or ‘that was a rip-snorter of a goal’. It is also a brand of beer marketed by the Hogs Back brewery in Tongham, England.   Rip-Snorter is a winter beer, it’s only brewed […]

What does antecedent mean?


Here is the dictionary definition: 1 ancestor: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) 2 a preceding occurrence or cause or event 3 anything that precedes something similar in time; “phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience” 4 the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is […]

How Do Children Learn a Second Language?


The best way to teach your child a second language is to speak the language around them.  The more exposure they have to it the more they will learn.  It is a misconception that learning two languages simultaneously will confuse the child.  They may at first switch back and forth from one language to the […]

Where Did the Word Fuck Come From?


The Oxford dictionary definition: fuck (vulgar slang) • verb 1 have sexual intercourse with. 2 damage or ruin. • noun an act of sexual intercourse. • exclamation a strong expression of annoyance or contempt. There are many theories as to the origin of the word fuck, most of them are wrong, and the ones that […]

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