Grammarians, Linguists, Lexicologists, Editors, Writers, & Publishers: Take Note!
Did you know that “R” is the most commonly used consonant in the English language? Were you aware that the term “English” came before the name England? Did you even realize that punctuation did not appear until the 15th century?
1. "Shitfaced” meant “young-looking” in the Scottish dictionary. Yes, prior to 1826, shitfaced, according to Scottish dictionary meant small-faced. It referred to someone who had boyish or young looks.
18. By the year 1500, 13 million books were being circulated in Europe that was populated with 100 million people then.
27. “Puns are often called the lowest form of humor because of their reliance on manipulating the sound of words for effect. These are homophones, where the pun is created by replacing one word with another similar sounding one. For example “Old kings never die, they’re just throne away.