Can we officially remove silent letters from English words to make it more consistent and save printer cost?


Yes it does makes sense. However, not only it would be difficult to erase all the silent letters from English, but I think we may lose a great deal culturally and linguistically by doing so (also don’t forget about the spelling bee participants!).

Silent letters though sometimes have no known use but often they,

:: may change the pronunciation of a nearby vowel (e.g.,  mop vs. mope,  at vs. ate). This often drastically changes the meaning, as you can see.

:: may indicate a word’s origin within another language and thereby give clues to its meaning  (e.g., the silent ‘p’ at the start of words like ‘psychology’ reminds us of the Greek origin of the word and the connection to the story of Cupid & Psyche, which hints at the meaning).

But instead of dealing this topic point blank, I am just going to put up a funny anonymous post which I came across many times while browsing www.


The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).

In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c.” Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard “c” will be replased with “k”. Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replased by “f”. This will make words like fotograf” 20 persent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” by “z” and “w” by ” v”.

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou”, and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.

Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

And after reading above quoted block, If you feel offended, congrats!. You have qualified ‘Grammar Nazi’ preliminaries 😛



Why a slow song seems fast just after waking up?


Have you ever played a song right after waking up? If no, then please do. You will certainly agree with the title of this post.

As a matter of fact, after gaining access to media devices in my childhood, I observed this strange thing for days..later forgetting the whole thing.

So how’s this possible? I have two speculations in queue,

Speculation 1:

Recall the time when you heard that song first time, the speed you heard that time can be compared with nothing, but many repetitions later, a default speed is saved.

And it is natural for the brain to reset and go through a mental checklist every time you wake up from sleep.

Now when you wake up, although the song is in your memory but the timbre, rhythms, pitch etc are not yet fetched instantly. Hence our brain sort of behaves like its hearing few wave parts for the first time. And till the time it fetches it node by node, the wave line passes, making it to lose the details or in other words the song appears faster.

Incidentally, instrumentals seems less faster thus supporting above speculation.

Speculation 2:

It has been known that humans recall fatal events in ‘slow motion’ due to a reverse of this phenomenon i.e.; more details recalled to increase survival chance or slower overall recall because of a fixed recall speed.

The ‘grogginess‘ experienced upon waking might play a part as well. Thus we can blame evolution over here 😛

Another example of this is, sitting down and relaxing music seems faster, but if you go for a jog or begin any strenuous activity, the speed decreases. Thereby supporting this speculation.

But no matter what the speculations are, listening to our favorite songs right after waking up takes refreshments to another level.

so Happy listening 🙂

Top 5 costliest headphones on Amazon India


Usually headphones are not a matter of high end bucks. Instead we go for some good reviewed, nice looks and fair sound quality headphones.
But these five most expensive headphones on, go a step beyond. Though super-expensive, but they offer a combination of luxury build quality, design and, usually, incredible crystal sound.

In order from most expensive to “least”…

1. Hifiman Susvara Over-Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphone (INR 899,999.00):

  • Sweetly Voiced,Harmonious Sound
  • Acoustically Invisible Stealth Magnets
  • Nanometer Grade
  • Sonic Serenity
  • A special ergonomic design offering superb comfort for extended listening.

2. Focal – Utopia Headphones (INR 599,999.00): 

  • Exclusively intended for low-noise environments and serious listening, Utopia is not designed to plug directly into smartphones. Portable use of this reference headphone requires the use of a DAC and headphone amplifier.
  • Has No Crossover
  • Pure Beryllium M-Shaped Dome Loudspeaker built within Headphones
  • 5Hz to 40kHz frequency response.
  • A 13.1-foot OFC-shielded low-impedance balanced cable, .25-inch Neutrik connector, two shielded Lemo connectors with a self-locking bayonet system, and a magnet-locking carrying case all come standard

3. HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphone (INR  404,824.00):

  • World’s First Diaphragm in Nanometer Thickness
  • “sounded remarkable and may motivate me to do a lot more headphone listening” -Jim Hannon《The Absolute Sound》
  • Advanced Asymmetrical Magnetic Circuit offering perfect reproduction of live music
  • Ergonomic and comfortable design fit for most people, with greater reliability and durability.
  • Patented “Window Shade” System reduces sound reflection to gain wider sound stage
  • The Industry’s First Aluminum Diaphragm with Ceramic Coating
  • Rigid Diaphragm Edges eliminates Distortion
  • Optimum Sound Quality Achieved Using Computer Aided Engineering
  • Superior High-Resolution Playback
  • Full Basket System Delivers An Energetic, Low-Resonance Sound

  • Soft, comfortable ear pads
  • Housings made from japanese cherry birch and finished with urushi lacquer
  • 25-ohm impedance
  • 2-inch dynamic drivers

Why Swiss cheese has holes?


Who doesn’t like cheese except Jerry?, since he loved it ❤
But as shown, he loved a special kind of cheese with holes, popularly known as Swiss cheese.

So why this cheese has holes?

Actually in a late stage of cheese production, a special bacteria releases carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide slowly forms bubbles that develop the holes or also known as “eyes”. Incidentally this is the reaction that gives our cheese its nutty and sweet flavor.

But story doesn’t ends here as per Swiss researchers.
They propose that particulate matter (minute separate particles) may also play a role in the holes’ development and that modern sanitization eliminated debris (such as hay dust in the milk) which played a role in reduced hole size in Swiss cheeses.

Historically, the holes were seen as a sign of imperfection and cheese makers originally tried to avoid them by pressing during production. But in modern times, the holes have become an TSP of the cheese.

In general, the larger the eyes in a Swiss cheese, the more better the flavor because a longer fermentation period gives the bacteria more time to react.


Why a boxing ring is a square?

boxing ring

While growing up (90s kid 🙂 ) we have watched several boxing & WWE matches but most of us never wondered why fighting ground is termed as ‘ring’?

Actually since the ancient times, boxing contests were fought in a roughly drawn circle on the ground. Nobody gave much though about the ground shape, as all were interested in the brawls. Thus the name ring continued up being associated in the modern era.

But not until 1838, when the first square ring was introduced by the Pugilistic Society. That ring was specified as 24 feet (7.3 m) square and bound by two ropes. For these and other reasons, the boxing ring is commonly referred to as the “squared circle”.

Incidentally, many boxing championships have involved experimenting with the shapes like octagon.

So why square shape?

The answer lies in the fact that squares are easier to construct and tend to be more stalwart and offer greater flexibility and support. For instance, although CDs and pizzas are round, CD cases and pizza boxes aren’t.


Why clothe particles gets stuck in belly button?


Many times you must have observed some sort of fuzzy substance stuck in your belly button.  The term is belly button lint, my friend. But why it is caused and why only near the belly button.

Well the credit goes to research done by Austrian chemist Georg Steinhauser.
As per him, firstly, the hairs around the navel have very minute scales that act a bit like hooks that latch onto clothe fibers.

Then secondly, those hairs tend to grow in circular patterns around the belly button, leading to the optimize the collection.

Steinhauser tested his hypotheses by shaving his belly. He learned that shaving the belly does indeed lead to a lint-free belly button.

However some also think that rubbing of navel hairs and clothing contributes to a build-up of static electricity, resulting in the collection of clothing fibers and to a lesser extent, dead skin cell. But no solid grounds for that yet.