I or i?

A colleague of mine and I were sitting around during a quiet time and just talking about how we don’t actually know what the I or i, stand for in the products. We then went and looked up what each i or I stands for.

iPhone – I = Internet.

Icentral – I = Information (TAFE)

IT – I = Information (Technology)

iOS – I = iPhone (Operating System)

iPod – I = Internet (Pod)

iPad – I = (Internet Pad)

Wi-Fi – I = Nothing…It is not a word or an acronym. It stands by itself.

I bet you all really wanted to know that one!

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Amendments

So this is what “Amendment” means:

“a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.”

In others words…The word Amendment means it CAN be changed. Any of them. I was thinking about it…I am sure that the American forefather made it those words, so things can be changed. Although I was “told off” and told that the Government can’t touch the Bill of Rights…So why call them Amendments if they can’t be changed? Or if the people really want something changed, it can’t be? Or is it an American thing where everybody else has the same meaning for the word “amendment” and American just HAS to be different with it?

Words and their meanings…

With everything going on…I have noticed that there are words that are just kind of thrown around and people get their meaning continually wrong all the time…Just to suit themselves. Here are some that I’ve seen people use and clearly not understand what the word means:

  • Ignorant…This is such a buzz word when someone doesn’t just automatically agree with someone else.
  • Freedom…Freedom doesn’t mean it’s your way and that’s it.

Speaking of Freedom…

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  • Free Speech…Australia! WE DO NOT HAVE THIS! We have an implied right to political speech.
  • Relating to “Free Speech” as well…When you are saying what you want to say…That is free speech. Just because someone may not agree with you, does not mean you have no free speech. If you are speaking with no “threat” of your ad being banned, you being arrested, killed or something along those lines…You HAVE Free Speech. My Aunt at the moment is in China, and she is not allowed to go on Facebook while she is in China. That is a lack of “Freedom of Speech”.
  • Unbiased/Biased – As well as “I have no freedom of speech as I am speaking freely”. The other word I’ve noticed is when people saying a channel or show is definitely unbiased, when in fact, that show or channel are only showing one side. This is not what unbiased means. Unbiased means you get to see/talk about a point of view from both sides, not just one side. Just because a show or channel may be saying what you want to hear, doesn’t mean that they are being unbiased.
  • Hate…Now with this one, I think that a lot of people who use this word start off disliking something (like the Kardashians, T.Swift etc). They use the word “Hate” but that is such a strong word. I think they start off disliking someone or something, but then they become obsessive and actually do start to hate their target.
  • “Elegant” or “Beautiful” … Now we all KNOW that saying “Beauty is the eye of the beholder”. I am SO over Trump supporters saying that somehow because Melania is “more” beautiful that somehow makes her a “better” person than Michelle. Now I have no problem with either FIRST lady, but I DO have a problem with people who insult Michelle…All because, and let’s be honest here, of the colour of her skin…First, take a long hard look in the mirror before you insult anyone on their looks. Someone being “good-looking” doesn’t make them a good or bad person, it’s the person. If they seriously think someone being “beautiful” makes them a good person, what’s the deal with Trump then? Haha!
  • Fake News … Well this one is a doozy! It’s pretty much used by anyone who doesn’t either a)just doesn’t want to know or b)doesn’t agree with someone. So they just call it “fake news” no matter how much evidence you may have to the contrary. Or if you have the evidence from a website that is clearly biased in the other persons favour.

 

PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

 

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This or That? #93

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This or That? #93

This week Bookmark Chronicles (and myself) would like to know:

This week I want to know…….

Have you ever found a typo (or typos) in books?

 I have to say that I have and I found them even with my favourite authors and some of my favourite books. Also like Bookmark Chronicles I understand that people make mistakes and even technology can as well. I have also noticed sometimes when I purchase books that are written by American authors, sometimes their English is different from ours and that their terms have been left in. For example:

Colour vs Color

aluminium vs aluminum

biscuit vs cookie,cracker

Just a few examples.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Just a bit of  a different Blog over the weekend (I don’t usually post over the weekend) Just to say a big Happy Chinese New Year! This year it’s the Year of the Rooster…I am a Rat =D

Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster, do’s and don’ts

This year I discovered new in that in Chinese astrology each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign, plus one of the five elements – so 2017 is the year of the rooster, and the element is fire. It’s apparently a rare combination and was last seen in 1957, and can have a good or bad outcome depending for those who are prepared to work hard.

One of the funny things is is that the first “Do” is to visit family and wish them prosperity and good fortune. The reason this is such a doable thing for me is I am already visiting my family today, to wish my cousin luck. Since he’s going to South America for 8 months. Don’t wear red if you’re a Rooster! Apparently that’s your unlucky colour.

Personally, I like the more Asian type “religions” or “Beliefs” I don’t really relate at all to the more first world and Western type religions. I don’t know why. I just prefer them, which probably sounds completely blase. I don’t mean any disrespect by sounding so blase about it. I’ve met with Buddhist monks before and participate in their ceremonies, mainly watching them. Maybe somewhere in my past lives I was a Monk…Or something similar.

What Chinese Astrology sign are you? Are you a Rooster? Do you celebrate Chinese New Year at all?

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I am Lauren…The Plant!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Name that… You!.”

I was named after the now dearly departed “Lauren Bacall”…There are a couple of different meanings for my name, but the most well known meaning is “the bay, or laurel plant”.

When I was younger “Lauren” was a really unknown name, but it feels like every second person I meet now is a “Lauren”. In fact there is another Lauren I know and we are studying the same course, we volunteer at the same Library and NOW we are working casually at the same place.

I absolutely feel like a Lauren, although to be honest, most people call me a nickname MORE than my actual name, but all my nicknames are based on my natural name. I also think my name is probably one of the most misspelled names ever, there are just too many variations!