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Hello Andy,

Thank you for your detailed observations on the current trend and the need to accept changes beyond our control. Strange usages are not a novel way of expressions. They existed even in the days of Shakespeare, about 500 years ago when English was written and spoken in an altogether different vein.

His usage THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL in Julius Caesar play certainly will not have the approval of the puritans of grammar, even today. Yet it has to be seen in reference to the context when the words were expressed. MOST and UNKINDEST were used by him successively to signify the gravity of the situation describing Caesar’s death. In normal circumstances either of the superlative would have done the job and that is what is expected of any ordinary individual. Emotions get the better of grammar that made Bard of Avon write what he did.

Let us get back to the current trends. English language always accepted other popular usages as it is and that is one of the reasons for its growth. It is very adept. Some examples of imports are Catamaran (Tamil), Guru ( Hindi), Mogul ( Urdu).

In usages, therefore what is in vogue scores over rules of Grammar and Tradition. Wishes and Correctness pale before popularity and one has to bow to what multitude accepts, setting aside all prejudices and practices.

So the take-away is accept the change that is largely understood (after indulging in debates !!) in preference to other reasons, however justified they may be.

Other views are invited.

V.Raghunathan

From India

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Dear Andy,
I guess I will share the presentation with some academicians here in Mumbai, India as they in a way do what trainers do. And they have a lot to learn in workshop / lecture delivery methods. Good stuff Andy.
Regards,
Saurav

From India, Mumbai
Dear Saurav,
Most certainly and with pleasure.
It's for everybody who is involved in some degree with the fine art of teaching and training, of developing minds and ability.
And Thank You for you comments.
I have some close association with academicians here in Mumbai. And a few months back I had the good fortune of sharing
a PPT on Emotional Intelligence with a friend. Utilizing the knowledge from this PPT he did a nice 1 hour session on EI with
his academician colleagues and the response was phenomenal.
I guess, as long as we interact with Human Beings, all the skills in every field ever developed for the betterment of human behavior and interaction will continue to assist us those who shoulder this responsibility of developing minds for the future.
Cheers.

From India, Mumbai
Hi Andy, Another nice contribution from you. Hey when are you going to post more on the Communication series that you promised on the other thread? I have my fingers crossed here. Best Wishes Erstine
From India, Aurangabad
Updating the new links. Received a lot of personal request for this so here it is.
Copy paste this url in your browsers.
[PPT] 7 Principles of Effective Training PPT Download - PPT CLUB
Cheers

From India, Mumbai

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