Monthly Archives: February 2014

The English Language: Lesser Known Facts

According to you :

* Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous).

 

But There in one word “Deciduous” for “Deciduous Forest Exist to in English.

 

 

The English language. 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 skiing is the only word with double ‘i.’

* 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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Pencil and Eraser

Pencil and Eraser

This is dedicated to parents and children…

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Pencil: I’m sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn’t do anything wrong.

Pencil: I’m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That’s true. But I don’t really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I’ll be gone and you’ll replace me with a new one, I’m actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational.
Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil.
They’re always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes.
Sometimes along the way they get hurt, and become smaller (older, and eventually pass on).
Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse),
but parents are still happy with what they do for their children,
and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.
All my life, I’ve been the pencil.

And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents, getting smaller and smaller each day.

For I know that one day, all that I’m left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

How to torture a woman?

How to torture a woman?

Give her an ARMANI dress,
DIAMOND jewelry,
MAC cosmetics,
LOUIS VUITTON bag,
GUCCI shoes,
And lock her in a room,
without mirror…
TADAP-TADAP KE MARR JAAYEGi..’
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Chess is the only game in the world, which reflects the status of the husband :

The poor king can take only one step at a time …
While the mighty queen can do whatever she likes.
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A woman is driving 1st time on the highway.
Her husband calls & says: “Be careful love,
It’s just been on the radio, that some one is driving opposite to the traffic on the highway..”

She replies: “Someone..? These rascals are in hundreds.!!!
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Why do most Indian women request for the same husband, in the next life?
Because, only then, She can enjoy the benefit of her training.
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STOCK MARKET EFFECT:
Depressed Husband to his fat wife:
“You are my only investment, that has doubled.”
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