Friday, December 31, 2010

random facts

so i went to seattle for christmas and visited some family there, so that is why i didn't post on christmas. sorry. i hope everyone had a great christmas. on my way home, my plane got delayed from 8am to 11pm that night. so i was stuck in the airport all the time, for i didn't have a car. so while waiting for my plane that night, i was goofing off on my droid phone. i downloaded an app that gave you just random facts. well there were some facts about writing and the english language and i thought i would share them with all of you. i will comment that i'm typing it straight from the app, so don't mind that bad grammar, it's not me, it's the app. hehe.

~ stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
~ it was accepted practice in babylon 4000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month we know today as the honeymoon.
~ in shakespear's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. hence the phrase 'goodnight, sleep tight'.
~ no word in the english language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
~ the first novel ever written on a typewritter was tom sawyer.
~ the longest one-syllable word in the english language is 'screeched.'


Anonymous said...

not true - the longest one-syllable word in the english language is 'travelocity'

mollie said...

i don't think that is an actual word. but nice try.