Why would you need to know about oxyphenbutazone? If you have an interest in medicine, you need to know it as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. If you are a Scrabble player, however, you definitely […]
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Do you know anyone who cuts his or her own hair? If you do, you may properly refer to that person as an autotonsorialist.
All of us have encountered words that give us fits, no matter the level of English proficiency. You could be William Shakespeare himself and still trip up over a relatively-simple word. For […]
If you want a chance to use a word that will turn some heads, find something that is bird-like in its appearance and observe its turdiform features.Taking its meaning from the bird […]
How much do you know about everyone’s favorite sailor, Popeye? Consider these fun facts:
The first printed modern English use of the word nerd appeared in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo: And then, just to show them, I’ll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring […]
A Spanish delegate to a diplomatic conference turned on his microphone and said, “Estoy constipado, perdónadme.” Ordinarily this would translate as, “Please excuse me; I have a cold.” The French interpreter, instead, translated his […]
Reposted from Unbabel Blog Learning a new language is never an easy thing to do, but there are ways to make it easier. There are also ways to make it more […]
When a fake sign language interpreter managed to get the job of interpreting during the funeral for Nelson Mandela, President Jimmy Carter must have had flashbacks to a time that his life was […]
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In Thailand, the number 5 is pronounced, “ha.” Instead of seeing LOL, you will frequently see “555,” as slang for laughter. Read more fun facts about languages. Read more fun facts about […]
For many years, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses held the record for the longest sentence in the English language. The 4,391-word monstrosity contained in Molly Bloom’s soliloquy seemed destined to hold the record […]
Keanu Reeves has confided that he is afraid of the dark. It probably doesn’t make him feel any better about it, but you might want to know that such a condition is […]
English: No Suspicious Alien Activity Here! Welsh: Oes estron weithgaredd amheus yma! Klingon: pagh pIH nov activity naDev!
When Welsh Assembly Member Darren Millar asked Economy Minister Edwina Hart about unidentified flying objects, he got a surprising answer. The official response from the Welsh Government was, “jang vIDa je due […]