But in the age of sms'es and short-cut text messages where lol and imho are quite freely used, I wonder if talking about what requires a possessive case and when to use the objective case would be of any use. I'm not sure if attempting to differentiate between a verbal participle and a gerund would be of any interest to my readers.
The appeal factor is questionable.
On the other hand I am fairly certain of the (sex) appeal of Ginseng and Gear Box Soup. So let's go with these, shall we:
Asian men resort to nature for strength and vitality.
We have all heard of the power of Panax Ginseng. In Chinese Renshen means "man root". And in Greek Panax means "all-heal", sharing the same origin as panacea. Ginseng is a perennial (plant). Only the root is taken.
Complementing Ginseng is the popular dish amongst Malaysians and Indonesians - the gear box soup a.k.a sup oghat ketin. This is made by gently boiling the knee joint (hence the name gear box) of a cow or buffalo in sauted shallots, garlic, ginger and spices for six to eight hours, after which lime juice is added. When served it is garnished with shredded coriander leaves.
Taking this soup will achieve the same effect in terms of strengthening the body as consuming Ginseng, but I suspect the mode of action is different.
|Fresh gear box to start with|
|The soup - a straw may be necessary to get|
to the bottom of things.