Tag: Xmas

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DRAMNow superseded by metric measures, a dram was a small draught of cordial or alcohol equal to 1/8 of a fluid ounce in the British Imperial weight system.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 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 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 23, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Merry Christmas! Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 16 starts soon….. 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a business word (spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up or as an anagram).  Previous answers: Series 15 spelt  W-E-N    (NEW) Series 14 spelt  X-A-M-S    (XMAS) Series 13 spelt  V-E-L-U-A    (VALUE) Series 12 spelt  T-O-Q-U-E    (QUOTE) Series 11…

December 16, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!   Series 15 starts soon….. 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a business word (spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up or as an anagram).  Previous answers: Series 14 spelt  X-A-M-S    (XMAS) Series 13 spelt  V-E-L-U-A    (VALUE) Series 12 spelt  T-O-Q-U-E    (QUOTE) Series 11 spelt  B-O-J-S   (JOBS) Series 10 spelt …

December 15, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Spirit Values are more important than strategy.  The spirit in which a firm does business augments or diminishes its financial position, making those who interact with it feel good or bad Guessed the Word?     Series 14 (4/4)     [photo: paulo-rodrigues]

December 8, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Xmas Hijacking Christmas for commerce is not new.  Christmas itself piggy-backed on earlier midwinter festivals.  In 1867, Macy’s in New York stayed open until midnight on Christmas Eve Guessed the Word?      Series 14 (1/4)     [photo: Pamjpat]