02 Jan '12, 12am

Don't get stuck in deep end of 'pond'

Don't get stuck in deep end of 'pond'

By Sylvia Toh Paik Choo The New Paper Monday, Jan 02, 2012 I used to know the Hollywood actress/pin-up model Veronica Lake when she was a Pond. It's yours to refudiate (apologies to Ms Sarah Palin), but I'm just sayin'. Ergo, "pond" means small; smaller than, say, rivers of water caused by flooding. The PUB has introduced a new term - ponding - to describe the unwanted pooling of water (for example, Orchard Road after a heavy downpour). "Ponding" is a legitimate word to describe typically pooling of water on surfaces such as a flat roof. Orchard Road is neither flat nor a roof. Did an in-charger receive a Roget's Thesaurus for Christmas or what? To quote Mr Rudolf Flesch, developer of Reading Ease, "omit useless words, omit useless words, omit useless words". Learn from Hugh Grant - he came clean on prostitute Divine Brown and the world forgave him - and tell it like it is...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story...

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