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Daily Trivia: Did You Know These Fun Facts?

Daily Trivia: Did You Know These Fun Facts?

Want to seem like the smartest person at your next Zoom meeting? Looking for a fun fact to drop on a date? I don’t know if these will help you with the hook up – but they certainly won’t hurt! Left-Handedness Did you know that only around eleven percent of …

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Fun Facts: Nicknames and their Origins

Fun Facts: Nicknames and their Origins

Have you ever wondered why people named Richard get the nickname Dick, or why Margaret is called Peggy by her pals? Today, we’re looking into some of the strangest nicknames for common names and their interesting origins. So, Recline Your Mind and get ready to learn something new. Diminutive Kin …

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10 Words Old and New that Are Trending Again

10 Words Old and New that Are Trending Again

Here are ten words that are trending again, due to their recent usage in news stories or in topical events around the world. 1. Karamu Karamu is a small New Zealand tree, Coprosma robusta, with glossy leaves and orange fruit. 2. Ligature This word is trending over a cause of death …

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14 Spanish Words Almost All English Speakers Use

14 Spanish Words Almost All English Speakers Use

Throughout the world as people of different languages have intermingled, words from both sides have been adopted into each of their everyday vocabulary. Such is true for many Spanish words, many more than listed here. Naturally, Spanish words for different types of food, such as tacoand burrito, are as every bit common …

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15 French Words that English Speakers have Adopted

15 French Words that English Speakers have Adopted

Don’t speak French? We have to disagree. Americans use more French words in their everyday vocabulary than they realize. Let’s take a look at fifteen French words that are as common to American English as French fries (which aren’t French, by the way). 1. Déjà vu This word has an …

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11 American Cowboy Words that Are Actually Spanish

11 American Cowboy Words that Are Actually Spanish

There’s nothing more American than cowboys, right? Well, think again. Many of the words and language associated with American cowboys comes from the Spanish language, and the cowboy tradition itself comes from Spain and Portugal. Let’s take a look at the origin of cowboys and the language that developed around …

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Celebrate English Language Day with these Words!

Celebrate English Language Day with these Words!

Starting in 2010, the United Nations named six language days in recognition of the six official languages of the UN. April 23 was selected as “English Language Day” which also commemorates one of its most celebrated writers and master of the language, William Shakespeare. Use these words while they’re hot …

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