- There are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver and orange
- Only 2
blue moons (the saying 'only once in a blue moon ' refers
to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar
month) are to occur between now and 2001. Those times are
January 1999 and March 1999
letter "I" is used exactly one hundred and nine
times in Act IV of Shakespeare's Macbeth
are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet
means to be unprotected. "Nude" means unclothed
and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower',
because in the time when al original print had to be set
in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were
stored in the case on top of the case stored smaller,
'lower case' letters
the South Korean capital, just means "the
capital" in the Korean language
name of all the continents end with the same letter that
they start with
"you are here" arrow on maps is called an ideo
word "lethologica" describes the state of not
being able to remember the word you want
English, "four" is the only digit that has the
same number of letters as its value
- Q is
the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in
the name of any of the United States
word "trivia" comes from the Latin
"trivium" which is the place where three roads
meet, a public square. People would gather and talk about
all sorts of matters, most of which were trivial
is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only one row of the keyboard
of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil
and he shall come". It was believed that if you
spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention.
That's why when you're talking about someone and they
show up people say "Speak of the Devil"
word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the
Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means,
"the King is dead"
sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog" uses every letter in the english language
only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating
a letter is uncopyrightable
is an Indian word meaning "Big Village"
is the longest word typed with only the left hand
most common name in the world is Mohammed
longest non-medical word in the English language is
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, which means "the act
of estimating as worthless".
- Mafia in Old Arabic means 'sanctuary.'
- In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'
- The WD
in WD40 means water displacement.