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Lifestyle 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enigmatic oil

Y.T. Lim like to share with I>Mind Our English/Ireaders a leaflet he found inside a box of 'The Lizard Oil'.

Lifestyle 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making the rounds on X'mas

SOMEONE whom I hadn#8217;t seen in a long time sent me a surprise e-mail from Sweden on Boxing Day, last Thursday.

Lifestyle 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Camel sounds

FADZILAH AMIN and SHARON BAKAR answer questions on grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and anything else to do with English.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Punned (and rhymed) haiku

HAIKUS for your reading pleasure.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Desperate for another splash

THE last time there was an overhaul on Aquaman, it practically cost him his left hand (Aquaman (1994) # 2) and it didn#8217;t work wonders in keeping his popularity afloat.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pointed social comment

WHEN he was a young lad, Jack Sprat, the white sheep in a family of criminals, lived on a council estate in a house numbered 10.

Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A poet's digressions

What makes a poet tick? MASJALIZA HAMZAH tries to pin down the elusive Salleh Ben Joned, whose 'Sajak-sajak Salleh/Poems Sacred and Profane' was recently reissued, and finds a man both mundane and profound.

Lifestyle 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

I shall boost my vocab

I#8217;M only a teenager, but I#8217;ve read plenty of books, mostly English storybooks. My reading speed is quite good, and my vocabulary isn#8217;t bad either.

Lifestyle 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

No 'of' with 'comprise'

EVERY day, the Leisure Page of I>Nanyang Siang Pau/Ipublishes both the Chinese and English versions of I>The Book of Three Words/I(I>San Zi Jing/I>), a literary work much used during the pre-war years at traditional Chinese learning centres (I>sishu/I>), where choral reading of texts was implemented.

Lifestyle 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Offers come flooding in

FOR QUITE a while now, all manner of strange people have been writing to me at my hotmail account. Strange people selling strange products and services.