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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay." Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language. The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. Involuntary bad language, a symptom affecting about one in 10 people with Tourette's syndrome, is called "coprolalia". The word "time" is the most common noun in the English language. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobiacs is the term for people who fear the number 666. The "you are here" arrow on maps is called an ideo locator. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value. Publishers have coined the term "Brownsploitation" for the rash of books that have sprung up in the wake of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code blockbuster. Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States. TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters only one row of the keyboard. The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable. Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village". Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian's uncle. One day Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made a remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck. The longest non-medical word in the English language is
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FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION, which means "the act of estimating as worthless". Mafia in Old Arabic means 'sanctuary.' The longest word "Malhershalahashbaz." in the Old Testament is

The three words in the English language with the letters "uu" are: vacuum, residuum and continuum. Karaoke means 'empty orchestra' in Japanese. 'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt' There are only four words in the English language which end in '-dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. The word 'Bye' is used in both English and Spanish meaning the same thing. A baby in Florida was named: Truewilllaughinglifebuckyboomermanifestdestiny. His middle name is George James. In Chinese, the words crisis and opportunity are the same. The infinity character on the keyboard is called a "lemniscate". The word 'nerd' was first coined by Dr. Seuss in 'If I ran the Zoo'. Before Jets, Jet lag was called Boat lag. There are no words in the English language that rhyme with silver and orange. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear. 'Zorro' means 'fox' in Spanish The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

Origin of words

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he 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.


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