Saturday, February 12, 2011

random facts part 2

so i did a post in december about random writing/reading facts from an app on my phone. well there are some new ones so i thought i would share.

- 'dreamt' is the only english word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
- 'go' is the shortest complete sentence in the english language.
- in english pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. so in old england, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. it's where we get the phrase 'mind your p's and q's'.
-many years ago in england, pub frequenters had to whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. when they needed a refill, they used to whistle to get some service. 'et your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
-men can read smaller print than women.
-no word in the english language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
-'typewriter' is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
-the average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
-there are only four words in the english language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

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