Take a look outside the window. Is it bright and sunny or is it raining? Is it a hot day or a cold one? If you are referring to the conditions as they exist right now, then you are talking about the weather. The weather is something that is happening outside right now; it is what we experience every day. On the various news channels, meteorologists give us a weather forecast; they do not provide us with a ‘climate forecast’. The term ‘weather’ is normally used to refer to conditions at a certain time or over a short period of time. What’s the weather like today? What’s the weather like in Hyderabad during the summer? Climate, on the other hand, refers to the average weather in a particular place over a long period of time — usually 30 years or more. Scientists are now talking about the climate change that has taken place. In some places in India, the average temperature is much higher than what it was 40 or 50 years ago.
The first syllable ‘be’ sounds like the word ‘bay’, and the following ‘o’ is like the ‘o’ in ‘go’, ‘so’, and ‘no’. The final syllable is pronounced like the word ‘wolf’, and the main stress is on the first syllable. The word is pronounced ‘bay-o-wolf’. This is just one way of pronouncing the name. Beowulf is the name of a well-known hero in an old English epic poem.
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According to scholars, this is the longest word used by Shakespeare in any of his plays. The word is used by Costard in Act V of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’. The word means ‘state of being able to achieve honours’. People who believe that it was Francis Bacon who wrote all of Shakespeare’s plays argue that the word ‘honorificabilitudinitatibus’ is an anagram for “Hi ludi, F. Baconis nati, tuiti orbi”. It means, “These plays, F. Bacon’s offspring, are preserved for the world.”
This is an expression that has been around since the 1960s. During this period, people sometimes took drugs which produced hallucinatory effects; these drugs were called ‘mind-blowing drugs’. With the passage of time, any experience which affected the mind or emotions of an individual began to be called ‘mind-blowing’. Nowadays, the expression is used to mean ‘overwhelming’, ‘shocking’, or ‘astonishing’.
*Trekking through the forest all alone was a mind-blowing experience.