Grandma's Tales

October 20, 2006

Grammar 9 – Splitting headache

Filed under: Language — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 9:13 pm

Just in case you thought “body” always meant a lifeless human – it doesn’t. In different contexts, it can mean [a] a well, alive and breathing human part (Our body is a collection of various systems), [b] an association (airport workers’ body) [3] a mass of water (a large body of water )… It’s only when you say “no body” that you have an unpleasant picture.



  1. Happy Diwali!

    Comment by nandhu — October 21, 2006 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  2. Today’s head line (hahahaaa) in Indian Express reads “It’s official! Tata to takeover Corus.” As TATA is “taking over” operations, the correct usage here would be to “take over,” not “takeover.” The company’s takeover, however, is real. I thankyou (hahahaa,) Indian Express for the analogy.

    Comment by rockjongleur — October 21, 2006 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

  3. Hello ma’am,

    This is with regard to your article, “Caring for the cows” in The Metro Plus on Saturday, October 21, 2006.

    My father who is a Project Consultant, is very much interested in meeting up with Ms.Lalitha Ramakrishnan.

    I would appreciate if you could help me to reach her.

    Thanking you,


    Comment by Rajaram — October 23, 2006 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  4. Happy Diwali Nandhu, I do hope you had a great time.

    Hi RJ,
    There goes one more stitching operation!

    Hi Rajaram,
    Here is her telephone number:2499 7712

    Comment by Geeta Padmanabhan — October 23, 2006 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

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