A few days back, my son’s English teacher asked the class to each write an acrostic poem for the toy boat project they did. I remember asking my boy: “Acrostic poem? What’s that?” He told me the poem has to [… more]

Words can sometimes show a “connection” across different languages. Here are a few of these which I made up — they should delight if you enjoy playing with words and a pinch of WittyCulus pun. Do you know the Malay [… more]

It’s been nearly two months since I last posted, but not because there was a drought; rather I had been kinda lazy to write. At around our Chinese New Year (late January), I did mull over and wrote a couple [… more]

If you’ve been following WittyCulus.com, or have just searched for something witty or amusing and came visiting, chances are you could do with regular doses of chuckles, much as I am wont to do. And if it’s them tickles that [… more]

It’s 20:12 now and I want to be first to wish readers and everyone a Happy New Year 🙂 What, you say it is not time yet? Whoever is thinking you gotta wait for the countdown to midnight or sing [… more]

As this post goes online, the local time is exactly 11:11:11 on this special day 11/11/11. This is a rare moment — while this string of identical digits flash by you, dream of things that you really want to do, [… more]

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not touting one language as superior to the other. But ’tis a catchy title, don’t you agree? What happens when you try to respond in Mandarin while thinking in English? With a little craft, standard [… more]

Jul 04 2011

English words can sometimes be weird, given they can carry different meanings with the same spelling. These words are called homonyms, homophones or homographs, depending on where the similarity ends. Here are some for you to indulge in WittyCulus musing… [… more]

“Yuanderbunena!” Some of you may have heard this Tamil-sounding word uttered in amusement, frequently as an exclamation. Somehow this “word” is associated with our favourite Indian food, the roti prata. 😉 In fact, many years ago I came across some [… more]

Just now, I was singing the Do-Re-Mi solfege song (from The Sound of Music) to my son when inspiration struck on the second line. The first word on this line, “Ray”, reminded me of a friend who is getting married [… more]