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01-06-2009, 08:54 AM
MOPED -- is the short term for 'Motorised Pedaling'.

POP MUSIC -- is 'Popular Music' shortened.

BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

KD -- is a rough, quarrelsome, noisy man as referred in Indian language. But actually it is an english word meaning 'Known Deprecator'.

FORTNIGHT -- comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

DRAWING ROOM -- was actually a 'withdrawing room'where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped.

NEWS -- refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S.

AG-MARK,-- which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.

JOURNAL -- is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each day's business.

QUEUE -- comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people was

Waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest.

TIPS -- come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on
which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of tips.

JEEP -- is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'. GP as changed into JEEP later.