December 31, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

End of year 2018 SLUMP DUMP TRUMP.  Slump in oil price.  DUMP in stock markets – London FTSE, New York S&P, Europe Stoxx.  Then there’s TRUMP.  The only way from here is up!  Best wishes to all our readers for good health, enough wealth & lots of happy times in 2019 Guessed the Word?   …

December 28, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Unify A Unified Payments Interface (UPI) enables instant & easy money exchanges from person-to-person or person-to-merchant. India’s 2-yr old UPI system has 115 lenders & handled ₹542bn rupees ($7.5 bn) of transactions in Aug 2018, up from ₹31m in Aug 2017.  All together now: the ramp-up power of a network Guessed the Word?       …

December 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

DRAMNow superseded by metric measures, a dram was a small draught of cordial or alcohol equal to 1/8 of a fluid ounce in the British Imperial weight system. Comes from the Greek drachma – an ancient coin or weight, & probably the amount one could hold in one’s hand. Wee dram o’ whisky? Cheers! Guess the…

December 19, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Incense Traded in Arabia for >6,000 years as incense, perfume & skincare, 80% of frankincense comes from Somalia.  Was a standard gift, with gold & myrrh, to honour kings & deities, maybe for medicinal use.  But aromatic resin-producing Boswellia trees now under threat from fire, grazing & insect attack Guessed the Word?      Series 35 (6/8)   …

December 17, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Turkey Turkey became affordable in the 1950sPreviously goose, chicken or beef were the roasts of choice.  87% of Brits think Christmas is not the same without a traditional roast turkey. Top 3 popular ways to serve leftover turkey: sandwich, soup/stew, salad.  King Henry VIII was the 1st person to eat turkey on Christmas day Guessed the…

December 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Evergreen Just as evergreens signify permanence, brands can pass on emotional values down the years.  Despite company failure, the best brands have a long-lasting romance & history, which can be re-invigorated Guessed the Word?              Series 35 (4/8)               [pic: Kappa]

December 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Yule log Burning a yule log was a Viking ritualwhen bonfires celebrated the Winter Solstice. Today’s chocolate confections derive from their large log, selected on Christmas Eve, decorated with ribbons, dragged home & laid upon the hearth, to light & keep burning for the 12 days of Christmas Guessed the Word?       …

December 10, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 35 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 34  spelt  T-I-D-Y-R-U-N-S   (INDUSTRY) Series 33  spelt  V-I-E-W-E-R   (REVIEW) Series 32  spelt  C-I-G-L-O   (LOGIC) Series 31  spelt  P-O-N-Y-M-A-C   (COMPANY)   Series 30  spelt  K-R-O-W   (WORK) Series 29  spelt  R-O-P-Y-J-A-D-E   (JEOPARDY) Series 28  spelt  G-U-I-L-D-B-I-N   (BUILDING) Series 27 …

December 7, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Santacon Santacon draws attention to mindless consumerismCacophony Society founded 1994 in San Francisco, to broaden perceptions & challenge mainstream culture, by pranks. Huge & long-lasting influence through flash mobs, urban exploring, Fight Club, Burning Man & Santacon.  Jingle tills, ho ho ho Guessed the Word?          Series 34 (5/8)     …

December 5, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    No show Restaurants are in peril due to ‘no shows’Customers book a table but don’t turn up. Is worst at the busiest times.  The online booking industry offers to make dining out better for buyer & seller.  But by getting in the middle, it’s made it worse for both, as customers no longer…