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.’

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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Definition Of A Father… …In The Eyes Of A Daughter

Definition Of A Father…….In The Eyes Of A Daughter

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“Two little girls, on their way home from Sunday school, were solemnly discussing the lesson. ‘Do you believe there is a devil?’ asked one. ‘No,’ said the other promptly. It’s like Santa Claus: it is your father.” – Edward F. Murphy
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“The greatest gift I ever had, came from God, and I call him dad!” – Anonymous

“He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn’t afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures… but he was never in them.” – Erma Bombeck

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“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr

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“My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.” – Sarah Orne Jewett
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“It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.” – Dawn French

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“They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes, or the secrets she keeps.” – Anonymous
33“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert.

 

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.” – David Gottesman

“None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a father who has not his equal in this world – so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don’t be discouraged, for to be really good in everything like him, none of you I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.” – Queen Victoria of England.

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Fathers are the first men that daughters associate others with; they are represented as role models. We don’t appreciate them very often, but they were a strong part of our childhoods whilst growing up.

 “My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.” – Sarah Orne Jewett
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Breathe me in . .…

Looking out through the window..

placing my chin on the grills..

Watching the full moon sway..

and feeling the touch of gentle breeze..

 

It was my room i knew..

everything was as i had arranged..

my diary was lying by my side..

Suddenly i felt an urge to search, felt so incomplete..

 

A tear rolled out and soon it fell

i thought i was relieved but it felt same still

A gift you gave peeped from my cup board

asking me if i was well..

 

I miss you all the more each day,

All my attempts not to do this go in vain..

i could write pages in my diary..

but i need your shoulder to lean..

 

i said some thing to the air,

“i want to stay in you forever, can no longer take this pain”

im just waiting for that lucky moment

to unite with ur heart, when u breathe my love in . . .

 

 

Beauty Tips ….

For attractive lips,

Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,

Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, Share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, Walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed,  revived,

reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of  your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for

helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,

The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,

but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives,

the passion that she shows,

And the beauty of a woman with passing years-only grows . . .