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10/11/17 Grif.Net – Odds & Ends (English)

10/11/17 Grif.Net – Odds & Ends (English)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, =
orange, silver, or purple.

 

The =
"sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick" is said to be the =
toughest tongue twister in the English language.

 

"Go," is the shortest complete sentence in =
the English language. =C2=A0Many agree =E2=80=9CI do=E2=80=9D is the =
longest sentence. 😊

 

The phrase =
"rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which =
stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your =
thumb.

 

The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII =
fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the =
ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, =
before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their =
ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."

 

There are =
only four words in the English language which end in "-dous": =
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

 

In England =
in the 1880s, "pants" was considered a dirty =
word.

 

If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have =
to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter A.

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"