Monday, 28 March 2011

The longest English words – Interesting facts

I thought it would be interesting to know what the longest English words are. I came across these few words that are regarded as the longest ‘real’ words and are actually found in dictionaries.

The longest ‘real’ word is found in the Oxford English dictionary. It consists of 45 letters and goes like this… (Almost like I intend singing a song) PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS. It is also spelled: PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOKONIOSIS. Note that it is only the ‘c’ and the ‘k’ that differs. This word is meant to describe a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.

The second longest word is HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES, which consist of 37 letters and describes a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder. Yeah I know, not even with the description of the wont do I understand what it means.

The 3rd longest word with 34 letter is the one we all aught to know. Most of us learned it when we were still youngsters and into Merry Poppins. Yeah!! You guessed it: SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!! This is my favorite one, because it is the only one I can pronounce properly without reading it like a sentence.

There are many interesting words. I think the longest word in the world is SMILES, because there is a mile between the first and last letters!!

We are what we do.

When you burp or fart, are you gross? When you bite your nails or decide to have a “piggy day”, are you regarded as a disgusting person? I don’t think this is quite the case.

I think all this comes down to is…When you work hard and put a lot of effort into things, you will be rewarded and a successful person. Then again, when you are a lazy bum, you don’t care about anyone but yourself, then you will be regarded as a lazy unsuccessful bum and will be treated as such. The same goes for when you go out of your way to help a friend; you will be seen as a helpful, kind and generous person. When you are a meanie and you like to step on everybody’s toes, you will be seen as a b*tch and you won’t have any friends J

I don’t think you are always what you do, but I think you will be regarded or labeled (stereotyped) as something or someone that is not necessarily true. So be careful what you say and how you act.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

If I could fly.

I dream that a lot. I dream that I can fly. I am flying over and into buildings, in the streets and over the heads of many people. I fly high above the cities and the forest, observing everything so beautiful and pure. It is almost like I am floating. Normally, when I wake up from these dreams I am in an extremely good mood.

Imagine how awesome it would be if we could fly. People, us, flying! No more getting into cars and driving to the mall. No traffic or pollution. No more accidents. Flying everywhere we want to be.

If I could fly, I would fly to the moon and back. I would fly to all the places which are difficult to reach, to the top of Mount Everest and to the middle of the ocean. I would fly far up into the sky and take a nap on the clouds. I get sleepy just thinking about it.

 I guess the only cloud I will be sleeping on is the thing in my bedroom I call my bed.

We are afraid of the wrong things.

We are afraid of the dark, spiders, snakes, not wearing the right clothes, not being skinny or funny enough, being poor, to stay at home while all our friends are at a party, because we might miss something. Some people are afraid of clowns, heights, small spaces, lifts or not being in the “in” crowd, not having the biggest stereo or T.V., or the most expensive shoes. We are afraid to lose our “high riding” status (in our own eyes) and our money (if we have any).
We forget to say “I love you” to a loved one, because we are afraid to. We keep thinking that we can tell them tomorrow. What if tomorrow never comes? What if someone close to you dies? You didn’t even bother to tell them you love them, or bother to make them that cup of coffee they wanted so badly…well, now you don’t have to make it anymore.

Everyday of my life, somewhere during the day it passes my mind. It passes my mind that I can lose someone I love today, or that God can take me to heaven, even if I’m not ready yet and there is so much I still want to do here on earth. That is what I fear the most.

That is scary.

Friday, 11 March 2011

What I would like to do right now.

I would like to finish these blogs, upload them and go buy me a big platter of sushi. The problem is I am really not in the mood to “make lemonade”, but I don’t have a choice.
I feel stuck, because I cannot think of anything interesting to blog about. I keep thinking of my friend’s baby boy who is in the hospital and visiting him after I am finished with this blog. I have to go pay my sister’s flight ticket and I also really badly want to go have a drink with one of my best friends. I barely find the time to see her trying to juggle all these tasks and assignments and weekend jobs around.
Right now I am really just going blah blah blah to get this over and done with. I think if I made more time during the week I would have put much more effort into my blogs. How do you convince yourself to do something that wasn’t your idea to do it in the first place? You were told to do it and you have to if you want to pass your year.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually like posting these blogs each week. It is just today that my mind is everywhere but in my head. I am constantly thinking about doing something else. I am even worried about my Communication Science I still have to finish.
Great, now I can go buy that sushi I was talking about. J

Fish falling from the sky.

Do you remember that commercial? The dead fish was falling from the sky and the owner of a restaurant embraced it by making the special for the day fish. I guess this comes down to the same thing as “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” You have to make the best of anything that comes your way and try to embrace it.
All too often we don’t make use of the fish and we don’t make lemonade, because we are lazy. We prefer to moan and groan, bad mouth people, brag, and scold and definitely try everyday to make ourselves look so good in front of other people. We tend to care greatly about a lot of things which do not really matter all that much.
I know I also get lazy and very often chuck the lemons away, because I don’t feel like squeezing those freaking lemons to make some sour ass lemonade, or I am not in the mood for cooking and dishing that stinky fish even though I am lucky to have it. Now this is where we forget to appreciate what we have and how other people don’t even have the privilege to make their own lemonade. They have to drink someone else’s old, watered down, half brown lemonade, because they cannot afford their own.
So when everything is going great and you have all the fish in the world, embrace it, be thankful and never take it for granted, because maybe just maybe you get thrown a lemon. If that happens, squeeze the heck out of that thing and embrace it, because maybe just maybe, you get to the sweet stuff.

Friday, 4 March 2011

So many channels, but nothing to watch.

Nope, nope, nothing here either, ooh this looks cool…nope it’s boring. Aaargh!! That is how I sound when I am in front of the T.V. during the day.
Don’t you just hate flipping through all the channels, but you can’t find anything to watch. You pay quite a large amount of money each month to have access to all these channels, but most of the time there are bull crap on to watch. So now you only watch certain programmes on certain channels at certain times, i.e. your favorite T.V. series.
As B-tech students, we don’t have a lot of spare time to waste in front of the television, I know I don’t. Still, what is the point of wasting all that money if you can’t even enjoy what you spend it on? I guess I shouldn’t moan, because a lot of people cannot even afford food or shelter.
When I was younger my father use to take the DSTV card out of the decoder when my sister and I spent too much time in front of the television. Now days, we barely use the television. Only when it is cold and raining outside and we want to snuggle up in front of the television with a hot cup of Milo.
I guess we all should be very thankful for what we have and what we get to do.

What is the colour of the wind?

Is this a trick question? Are we talking about the physical colour of the wind or is this a rhetorical question which requires no real answer, just a discussion?
I think this question simply states that there are many questions in life we ask ourselves, but we just can’t seem to answer them. Questions about the future, our past experience and why it happened, questions about our religion or about death, about the beginning of life and the missing link, big foot, the abominable snowman and the great sea monster, why some people have to be such assholes or why we never get to do ‘this’ or ‘that’ ,to name a few. We can’t answer these questions because we don’t know the answer or we are not always right about it.
It is great to ask questions to gain more knowledge, but sometimes you must work with what you’ve got and stop worrying about what might and might not be.
If the wind really did have a colour for man to see with their own eyes, perhaps the colours of the rainbow would have been something beautiful to see floating by.