Interested in Language
1) I'm a bit confused by the using of "commit to" and "be committed to". From the Dictionary.com, "commit to" = to pledge or engage oneself and "be committed to" = to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge.
Then, the sentence like "the chairman was committed to board of committees" = the chairman is forced by the board of committees to do something, and
"the chairman committed to the board of the committes" = he promised to do something with no force from the committee, right?
but the chairman can be forced by the committees, eh?
2) I know "cult-sure" is the parody of "culture" but what do you think it's the best definition that fits "cult-sure"?
3) "The truly successful entrepreneur develop sharkskin and an ego requiring scant maintenance". What is sharkskin here? like build something to protect himself?
Last edited by beeja; 27-Jul-2009 at 08:47.