Saturday, December 20, 2008

Did You Know That?

**in England, the Speaker of the house is not allowed to speak?

** the dictionary is the place where "success" comes before "work."?

** the only 15-letter word that that cna be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"

** "Facetious", "abstemious" and "arsenious" contain all the vowels in the correct order?

** "Rhythms" is the longest English word without a vowel.

** the word "news" did not come about because it was the plural of "new". it came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions.

** the names of te continents end with the same letter they start with (Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Australi and Europe)

** A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time equivalent to 1/100th of a second. this is the reason for the expressions, "ill be there ini a jiffy"

** "i am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

** the verb "cleave" is the only Enlish word with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.


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