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Absolutely useless trivia:
The word ‘Checkmate’ in chess comes from the Persian phrase ‘Shah Mat,’ which means ‘the king is dead’.
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 dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
The word ‘set’ has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
‘Underground’ is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters ‘und.’
There are only four words in the English language which end in’-dous’ tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
The longest word in the English language. According to folk-lore Antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the dictionary, it means being against separating church and state. However, floccinaucinihilipilification, a word found in the Oxford English dictionary since 1800, is one letter longer.
This strange word means estimating that something is worthless. While the Oxford English Dictionary has even longer words such as pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, these are compound technical words and many people discount them.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
Los Angeles’s full name is ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula’ and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, ‘L.A.’
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.’
The longest common word that you can type with just the left hand is probably ‘Stewardesses’, however there is the obscure but longer: ‘Aftercataracts’.
With the right hand the longest word is Phyllophyllin. (Lolypop comes close, but as Groucho Marx would say: ‘no cigar’)
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a HAPPY TUESDAY people, stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“A Florida man went to court for the right to marry his laptop computer. He said his laptop is just like a wife because whenever he brings it into bed, it freezes.” -Conan O’Brien
“It just came out that Pope Francis said that there is no such thing as hell. And then he got stuck in Boarding Group C on Spirit Airlines and said, ‘Never mind, I found it.'” -Jimmy Fallon
“Baby names based on the characters from the ‘Star Wars’ movies are becoming very popular. I feel like if you’re naming your baby after a science fiction movie character, maybe you’re not ready to have a baby.” -Jimmy Kimmel
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
It just dawned on me why Mayberry from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ was so peaceful and quiet ….nobody was married! Here are the single people that come to mind. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Ernest T. Bass, the Darlin family, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara… in fact, the only one who was married was Otis, and he was the town drunk.😳
Mondays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ”
“Like I was saying, I thought that the number you proposed was inappropriate, so I increased it. Do they teach beauty queens to apologize? Because you suck at it!”
[long pause] “Uh, Ed… Uh… thank you.”
Answer: Erin Brockovich!
In this scene, Ed Masry (Albert Finney) has just presented Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) with a bonus check for her work in bringing a very lucrative class-action lawsuit into their law office and then working on all the client interviews. She had given Masry a figure she thought she deserved, but Masry told her he had changed her suggested figure. She thought his figure would be less and immediately launched into a tirade, “Ya know why everyone thinks that all lawyers are back stabbing, blood sucking, scum bags? ’cause they are!” Masry is usually on the defensive when Brockovich goes ballistic, but his check is for a larger figure than she has suggested and she is dumfounded at the amount. Masry (clearly loving the moment) says line one and Brockovich, suddenly at a loss for words, meekly replies with line two. This movie tells the mostly-true story of how legal assistant Erin Brockovich uncovered and then documented a huge class-action lawsuit against power company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). They had been polluting ground water with the carcinogenic cleaning agent chromium-6, which adversely affected most citizens in the small town of Hinkley, California.
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“I don’t want to do this anymore.”
“I don’t think that’s a decision you can make.”
Monday’s Quizzler is….
What do these six words have in common?
BONUS: What’s so special about the word ANGSTS?
ANSWER: All of these contain a string of five consecutive consonants uninterrupted by vowels or spaces.
BONUS: ANGSTS is the shortest word in the English language with five consecutive consonants.
Tuesday’s Quizzler is…….
What is represented by this rebus?
LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in WEDNESDAY’S Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases! 😎 Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also, if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at Eucstraman@hotmail.com., https://dailyjokesquotesquizzlersandteases.wordpress.com/
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