The Culture Verbal Energy

  • Making my peace with 'mentoring'

    The Monitor’s language columnist has made peace with ‘mentor’ as a verb; ‘mentee’ as the term for the one being mentored, not so much.

  • Whither the subjunctive?

    Yes, language changes. But this old-fashioned verb mood is still useful when the voice of authority speaks.

October 24, 2014

Photos of the Day 10/24

A Nihang or a Sikh warrior, yawns while wearing a turban during a religious procession to mark the Bandi Chhorh Divas in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhorh Divas a day after Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment from the fort of Gwalior...

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