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Strange and Interesting Facts about Words and Languages

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.
Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
China has more English speakers than the United States.
The longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
"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 name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."
All 50 States are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
Maine is the only State whose name is just one syllable.
Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twisterin the English language.
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.
The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
Underground and underfund are the only word in the English language that begin and end with the letters "und."
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill.
Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."
"a man a plan a canal panama" spelled backwards is still "a man a plan a canal panama"
The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.
The book Gadsby, written by Ernest Vincent Wright, has 50,110 words in it, none of them in which contain the letter e.
Canada is an indian word meaning "Big Village".
"The" is the most frequently used word in the English language (used three times in this sentence alone).
More countries use English as their official language than any other. French is second.
There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.
A "moment" is actually 90 seconds.
Mrs. was originally an abbreviation of "mistress," but now is not an abbreviation of anything, except a woman's single lifestyle.
The world's largest alphabet is Cambodian, with 74 letters.
"Rhythms" is the longest English word without vowels.
"Lollipop" is the longest word that can be typed using only the right hand.
The letters H, I, O, and X are the only letters that look the same if you flip them upside down or view them from behind.
"Queueing" is the only word with five consecutive vowels.
The only city in the United States whose name is spelled using only vowels is Aiea, Hawaii.
W" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not have one syllable. It has three!
"Deeded" is the only word that is made using only two different letters, each used three times.
The only words with three consecutive double letters are "bookkeeping" and "bookkeeper".
If you spell out every number from 0 to 999, you will find every vowel except for "a". You have to count to one thousand to find an "a"!
"Q" is the only letter that is not used in the name of any of the United States.
HIV VIRUS is an obvious redundancy, since the "v" stands for "virus."
Source: http://sweetfacts.webs.com/words.htm

David Tennant and Matt Smith on The Graham Norton Show




Can you save us?

 i love how he looks off into the distance as he says it 'street corner two in the morning getting a taxi home’ like he’s imagining it himself and Rose on a snowy evening meeting up by chance he shows up on the street isn’t sure where the TARDIS has landed him so he asks her the yearRose says 'Blimey how much have you had?' well fuck i made myself sad (via spookyknight)


Two types of criminals:

"He [Magnussen] is a businessman – he’s not a mad chaotic villain, not like the award-winning performance Andrew Scott gave as Moriarty. He is something of great calm and measure that has a depth to it which is an even bigger challenge than the chaos of Moriarty. He is so measured and precise – he is like a shark, a terrifyingly perfect predator of our age."  - Benedict Cumberbatch
Naming one of my new foster puppies Frank after my favourite musician!

Naming one of my new foster puppies Frank after my favourite musician!

Fostering a family of chihwahwas is really making me want to learn how to spell chiwoawas properly