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Vocabulary

  • Salvo: Government Fires First Salvo against Inflation

    Government Fires First Salvo against Inflation (Business Line – Friday the 14th January) Fires First Salvo: Fires – shoot at something, Dismiss someone. Two entirely different meanings. Here it is used in the context of “shooting at something” . The journalist fired a number of questions at the chief minister. The agitating employees were fired…

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  • Pollquake: Nitish development drive decimates oppn

    Pollquake: Nitish development drive decimates oppn (The Economic times,November 25) This  headline has been chosen for two reasons. One, the use of the word “Pollquake” and the second reason is “decimates oppn”. Why we find it interesting. Read on Pollquake: Check the dictionary . You will be amazed to see there is no meaning. However,…

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