Language Facts Generator

  • [Language fact 1] As a child raised in South Carolina, US political comedian Stephen Colbert observed that Southerners were often depicted as being less intelligent than other characters on scripted television. To avoid that stereotype, he taught himself to imitate the speech of American news anchors.


  • [Language fact 2] Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was caught forging documents simply because the font that was used didn’t exist at the time the documents were allegedly created.


  • [Language fact 3] In 1994, students in Kaktovik, Alaska created a new system of numerals to reflect the way counting is done in their language: in base 20. The system is relatively easy to learn and even makes basic math easier. It has since been widely adopted in Inupiaq communities.


  • [Language fact 4] During World War 1, 'f*cking’ and ‘bloody’ were used as palliatives, so that the order to ‘get your f*cking rifles’ was recognised as considerably less urgent than the order to ‘get your rifles.’


  • [Language fact 5] The Green children of Woolpit are a boy and a girl with green skin who appeared in the town of Woolpit, England in the 12th century. They spoke in an unknown language and only ate raw beans.


  • [Language fact 6] The phrase 'duck', used in cricket to mean a score of zero, is short for 'duck's egg', referring to the shape of the number. 'Goose-egg' is prevalent in U.S English while the French equivalent 'l'oeuf' (egg) is the origin of 'love', meaning zero in tennis.


  • [Language fact 7] Oprah Winfrey’s actual name is spelled Orpah, a biblical name. It is present on her birth certificate. However, people didn’t really know how to pronounce ‘Orpah’ and misspelled it as Oprah. Therefore she just stuck with it and began to call herself Oprah.


  • [Language fact 8] The idiom "drinking the Kool-Aid" comes from the 1978 Jonestown mass suicide, where over 900 people (almost 300 of which were children) deliberately or forcibly drank a powdered soft drink flavoring agent (Flavor Aid) mixed with cyanide.


  • [Language fact 9] A litter of kittens is also known as a “kindle.”


  • [Language fact 10] The slang term 'Quid' (for British pound sterling) which appeared in the late 16th century may have derived from the Latin phrase 'quid pro quo' which loosely translates to 'this for that.'


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