“Wam!” “gtr, b4n!”

Do you understand the title of this post? Don’t worry if you don’t. You are not alone. Not many people understand all the intricacies of “textspeak”. Textspeak /ˈtɛkstspiːk/ is a style of writing which some people use in text messages. It consists of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, and so on. Here is a page from … Continue Reading

On Avatars and Gravatars

In Hinduism, an avatar is a material manifestation of a deity or god, when the Hindu god comes down to earth in a bodily form. The term is most often associated with Vishnu and his two avatars or incarnations, Rama and Krishna. In Hindu sacred texts, Vishnu is usually described as having dark complexion of … Continue Reading