English language “did you knows” and The Philosophy of Ambiguity


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Did you know:

  • Did you know: the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E
  • Did you know: the least used letter in the alphabet is Q
  • Did you know: dreamt is the only word that ends in mt
  • Did you know: the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON
  • Did you know: there are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)
  • Did you know: the oldest word in the English language is ‘town’
  • Did you know: ‘Bookkeeper’ and ‘bookkeeping’ are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters
  • Did you know: the word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel
  • Did you know: the dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle
  • Did you know: the past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’
  • Did you know: the word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles
  • Did you know: The first English dictionary was written in 1755
  • Did you know: the word old English word ‘juke’ meaning dancing lends its name to the juke box
  • Did you know: 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
  • Did you know: the longest one syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched’
  • Did you know: all pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin
  • Did you know: the expression to ‘knuckle down’ originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots)
  • Did you know: the word ‘almost’ is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order
  • Did you know: the most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I’

 

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Ambiguity ‘the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness

  • I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED THE SALESWOMAN, “WHERE’S THE SELF- HELP SECTION?” SHE SAID IF SHE TOLD ME, IT WOULD DEFEAT THE PURPOSE.
  • WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?
  • IF SOMEONE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES THREATENS TO KILL HIMSELF, IS IT CONSIDERED A HOSTAGE SITUATION?
  • IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM?
  • WHERE DO FOREST RANGERS GO TO “GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?”
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU SEE AN ENDANGERED ANIMAL EATING AN ENDANGERED PLANT?
  • IF A PARSLEY FARMER IS SUED, CAN THEY GARNISH HIS WAGES?
  • WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?
  • WHY DO THEY LOCK GAS STATION BATHROOMS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL BREAK-IN AND CLEAN THEM?
  • IF A TURTLE DOESN’T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?
  • CAN VEGETARIANS EAT ANIMAL CRACKERS?
  • WHY DO THEY PUT BRAILLE ON THE DRIVE-THROUGH BANK MACHINES?
  • HOW DO THEY GET DEER TO CROSS THE ROAD ONLY AT THOSE YELLOW ROAD SIGNS?
  • WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?
  • ONE NICE THING ABOUT EGOTISTS: THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.
  • DOES THE LITTLE MERMAID WEAR AN ALGAEBRA? 
  • HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?
  • IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?
  • IF YOU ATE BOTH PASTA AND ANTIPASTO, WOULD YOU STILL BE HUNGRY?
  • IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?
  • WHOSE CRUEL IDEA WAS IT FOR THE WORD ‘LISP’ TO HAVE ‘S’ IN IT?
  • WHY IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON SOUR CREAM?
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