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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

21 Delightful Facts About The English Language

Word nerds assemble!


The first letters of the months separating June and December spell 'JASON'.


The first letters of the months separating June and December spell 'JASON'.


July, August, September, October, November.


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"Shit" is one of our oldest words, and used to mean "cattle diarrhoea".


"Shit" is one of our oldest words , and used to mean "cattle diarrhoea".


The word has its roots in Germanic and Scandinavian languages, and we've been saying it since at least 1086. Skidbrooke in Lincolnshire and Sherbourn Lane in London were both originally named for being "shit streams".


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The chess term "checkmate" comes from a 14th century Arabic phrase, "shah mat", which means "the king is helpless".


The chess term "checkmate" comes from a 14th century Arabic phrase, " shah mat ", which means "the king is helpless".


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Earth is the only planet in our solar system that's not named after a god.


Earth is the only planet in our solar system that's not named after a god.


The others are Mars, Venus, Uranus, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn and Neptune (Pluto RIP).


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