One of the many things about me, is that I love Word Trivia. Words. Useless words, anagrams, weird words, whatever. I like Words. They’re nice.
SOO. I was just googling stuff, and I thought I’d share some of the interesting trivia I found. Here you go:
- Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
- "Rhythm" and "syzygy" are the longest English words without vowels. [See, how nice I was, adding a hyperlink for the word and all =>]
-One of the longest English words that can be typed using the top row of a typewriter (allowing multiple uses of letters) is 'typewriter.' [This is fun].
- No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver or purple.
- The phrase "sleep tight" originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope. [Included this one, incase you, like me have always wondered what people meant when they told you to ‘sleep tight’. o.O ]
- The naval rank of "Admiral" is derived from the Arabic phrase "amir al bahr", which means "lord of the sea".
-The abbreviation for pound, "lb.," comes from the astrological sign Libra, meaning balance, and symbolized by scales.
-Okay I found these two too. They’re clever : [ew I hate this huge smiley]anagrams
"To be or not to be: that is the question, whether its nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."
"In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." (Neil Armstrong, on the moon)
"A thin man ran; makes a large stride, left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!" "
Okay enough. You can google and confirm these, or correct these or whatever, if you want. As far as I know, these are legit. =D
p.s. I just realized that Sword is an anagram of Words. Nice. Considering.. yknow. Words and sword. Get it? Okay whatev.