There may have been incorrect use of the word cousin but the correct use has destroyed the bond in Indian society. In my childhood days we did not make distinction between a sagaa bahi and 'cousin' brother and it was so sweet.
Re: All Time Money
by Siddhartha Maitra on Oct 19, 2014 12:08 AM
No. But it is a mere coincidence that the purpose is manifest in a convenient recasting of the expansion: Any-Time-Money / All-Time-Money machine. In that case KGP should expand like "Kremlin-er Goyenda Bivag" and "VIP" should stand for "Very Insignificant Person,..., so on & so forth, "WIFE" for "Wonderful Instrument For Enjoyment". Perhaps ATM signifies Asynchronous Transfer Mode in a parlance of Communication Engineering.
Re: 'real brother'.......
by Am Pa on Nov 06, 2014 04:40 PM
Even then it is wrong! Saying brother implies "own" and "real". When you have to refer to someone else's brother, then you say "Ramesh's brother" etc.
They often say " they says" similarly "one of the persons" is often wrongly used as " one of the person" ! Best part was that in his speech he made no qualms in referring to INDIAN youth... did not mince his words while portraying which country he is looking upto to change the world.. Kudos..!
Agreed all points except 6. You can't continue the sentence if situation does not demand. "Cousin" is very vague and always needs further clarification. So I would rather prefer the so called "indianism" style of "real" while pronouncing my relativity with the person.