A name is born! – “Irwin’s Study”

I finally decided on a name for my new tuition place! For those in the know, this has been my ongoing quest for a while now: to find a suitable name (yes, thanks to all for enduring my random attempts to come up with a name for my place!) Didn’t want the usual names with ‘learning’ or ‘education’ or ‘tuition’ (too common and boring); didn’t want names with my academic background like ‘Raffles’ or ‘Oxford’ (a bit elitist hor? anyway, these 2 names are taken already! =).

So finally decided on something short and sweet, catchy and memorable – Irwin’ Study. Why “Study”? It’s a word that has many uses and connotations. It can be a noun (meaning a place, or body of knowledge and research) or a verb (meaning the act of applying yourself to acquiring knowledge).

/ˈstʌdi/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [stuhd-ee] Show IPA noun, plural stud⋅ies, verb, stud⋅ied, stud⋅y⋅ing.

1. application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection.
2. a personal effort to gain knowledge: to pursue one’s studies.
3. a room, in a house or other building, set apart for private study, reading, writing, or the like.

to think deeply, reflect, or consider.


~ by irwin on May 19, 2009.

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