Road Word of the Day: foofaraw

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Here’s the road word for today:

foofaraw meaning, foofaraw pronunciation, foofaraw usage, foofaraws

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group , become a member of the LinkedIn group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail, a WordPress or a LinkedIn account for you to be able to avail this service!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

1000 Likes Campaign Launched

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Facebook campaign, 1000 likes, community pages, causes, volunteering, social media

The biggies in the political, the corporate or the non-profit sectors, nowadays, do not shy away from spending astronomical amounts for campaigning in the social media. They use social media for a variety of purposes that usually ranges from sales, promotions and product awareness to after-sales service, thought leadership, fund raising and personal touch.

It is now almost a fact that any social cause, however noble, can never expect to help its ultimate beneficiaries without its direct or indirect involvement in social media. Did not we see the rise of websites like Causes.com, Change.org or Thepetitionsite.com?

For ZTTRR, social media is even more relevant, given the fact that we aim to sensitize the public in general and the road-users in particular about the evils of road rage and how to avoid it using the Gandhian principles of non-violence and non-compromise. Unfortunately, we do not have a fat budget yet, unlike most others.

At the same time, we are more than sure that we do not need to incur such expenses either. We think there is no dearth of people, who want peace to eventually prevail everywhere, including on our roads. This is also because human beings, by default, are peace-loving creatures. And this is the basic premise upon which the edifice of ZTTRR’s peaceful fight rests. It gives us the never-ending ammunition for our relentless war against road rage.

Our assumption about people’s natural propensity for peace is actually proven right when we see the slow yet steady growth of our supporters over the various community resources such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Groups and WordPress. We are sublimely happy to affirm that all our followers, fans and members are genuine, human beings as against fake or automated users (bots). Moreover, all our online communities are growing organically without the support of any paid campaigns!

Keeping the above in mind, we are happy to launch the 1000 Page Likes Campaign today for the Facebook ZTTRR community. With this, we are aiming at raising the total number of page likes to 1000.

Do visit the page and register your “like” now. Let us make it a 100% success!

Road Word of the Day: irascible

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Here’s the road word for today:

irascible meaning, irascible pronunciation, irascible usage, irascibility, irascibleness, irascibly, unirascibility, unirascible

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group , become a member of the LinkedIn group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail, a WordPress or a LinkedIn account for you to be able to avail this service!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

Road Word of the Day: gadabout

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Here’s the road word for today:

gadabout meaning, gadabout pronunciation, gadabout usage, gadabouts

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group , become a member of the LinkedIn group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail, a WordPress or a LinkedIn account for you to be able to avail this service!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

Road Word of the Day: uxorious

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Here’s the road word for today:

uxorious meaning, uxorious pronunciation, uxorious usage, uxoriously, uxoriousness, unuxorious, unuxoriously, unuxoriousness

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail or a WordPress account for you to be able to join a Google Group or follow a WordPress blog!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

The gentlest weapon to slay the harshest adversary

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Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhiji and Bapu are just a few names by which people today love to remember Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Besides successfully leading India’s freedom struggle against the British, Gandhi is known for presenting to the world a very powerful yet simple tool to fight injustices and conflicts through peace, truth, logic and steadfastness. This, he called, the principle of Satyagraha.

Satyagraha (pronounced, suht-yuh-gruh-huh), loosely translated as ‘insistence on truth’, is a policy of non-violent resistance or civil resistance. It is, however, different from passive resistance, as understood and practised in the West. In Gandhi’s own words, Satyagraha is different from passive resistance “in three essentials: Satyagraha is a weapon of the strong; it admits of no violence under any circumstance whatsoever; and it ever insists upon truth.”*

Satyagraha has proved to be the most potent weapon in the world. Peace attained through the use of this principle has been more lasting than peace attained through any other means. This has been demonstrated by powerful Satyagrahis like Nelson Mandela during his struggle in South Africa under apartheid and by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his campaigns during the civil rights movement in the United States.

The world of today, powered by all our technical accomplishments, is seemingly in no need of the humble Gandhi’s sermons. But that is far from true if we consider the recent occurrence of violence in countries like Iraq, Eqypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, etc. The fact that Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai—in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban—said she is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s path of non-violence, substantiates the acceptance of Gandhi even by the youth of today.

Besides applying Satyagraha to secure peace at state level, it is now high time to put this philosophy into practice at societal and individual levels as well. This can surely create a peaceful, progressive society that respects the sanctity of each other’s life.

Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR) is such an attempt to apply Gandhian principles of non-violence and non-compromise at personal levels to wipe out violence on the roads in the form of road rage.

ZTTRR assumes that in a road rage incident both the aggressor and the provoker are prone to getting harmed. Our fight is against road rage not against the people who engage in road rage. Therefore, the situations of conflict between these two sets of people can best be addressed by getting them to internalize the tenets of Satyagraha.

We aim to do this by providing peaceful interventions like:

  1. attitudinal orientation
    1. awareness about self
      (being conscious about one’s own action on the road)
    2. awareness about others
      (being conscious about the reasons that lead others to act in particular ways)
  2. technical orientation
    awareness about the surrounding
    (being conscious about the roads, the signages and the vehicles)

Ironically, it is violence that took away the life of this promoter of non-violence, much like hatred that killed Jesus, the advocate of love. Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse, at a prayer meeting in Delhi on January 30, 1948. In India, January 30—Gandhi’s death anniversary—is observed as Martyrs’ Day, in the memory of India’s freedom fighters.

Today, on the sixty-sixth death anniversary of Gandhi, we rededicate ourselves to fighting road rage peacefully. Let us join hands together and wipe out this social evil for good.


* Gandhi, M.K. “Letter to Mr __” 25 January 1920 (The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi vol. 19, p. 350)

 

Road Word of the Day: pleonasm

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Here’s the road word for today:

pleonasm meaning, pleonasm pronunciation, pleonasm usage, pleonastic, pleonastically, pleonasms

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail or a WordPress account for you to be able to join a Google Group or follow a WordPress blog!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

Road Word of the Day: femme fatale

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Here’s the road word for today:

femme fatale meaning, femme fatale pronunciation, femme fatale usage, femmes fatales

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail or a WordPress account for you to be able to join a Google Group or follow a WordPress blog!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

Road Word of the Day: alter ego

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Here’s the road word for today:

alter ego meaning, alter ego pronunciation, alter ego usage, alter egos

If you are a word-lover, who wants to suggest us an alternative road usage sentence or even a new Road Word of the Day, you are welcome to speak your heart. We will try to incorporate your ideas in future posts. Also, you may send us constructive suggestions on our fight against road rage. Happy road-wording…

How to subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Road Word of the Day service by any of the following ways:

If you are one of those users who are not wired to any of the above social media, you can still get your favourite Road Word delivered at your mail box. You simply need to either join the Google Group or follow this blog. And let us tell you, it is not mandatory to have a Gmail or a WordPress account for you to be able to join a Google Group or follow a WordPress blog!

Road Word of the Day is a unique, community online service, brought to you by Zero Tolerance to Road Rage (ZTTRR). With this free service ZTTRR hopes to popularize its peaceful tirade against road rage by reaching more people like you and get them spread the word about the dangers of road rage.

A Road Word of the Day?

Zero Tolerance to Road Rage:

The making of “Road Word of the Day”!

Originally posted on Ranjit K Sharma:

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A collage of road words

The circulation of online goodies (I mean, services) such as Word of the Day or A Word a Day is as old as the Internet itself—actually, older! Times then and times now have always been rife with word lovers. Some like word service because of the spoon-feeding inherent in it—they get to learn a new word that adds up to their vocabulary everyday, without ever having to tire themselves while groping for that heavy dictionary! Others like it because they are keen to know the practicability and usage of words, besides being smitten by the novelty of words. There are still others—the adventurous lot—who like it because of the sheer surprise element involved in it—“Which word tomorrow?” “How many inflections?” “How difficult the pronunciation?” So on and so forth.

But my question is—have you ever had even an inkling of something as strange as…

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