Language Facts Generator

  • [Language fact 1] Duckies ("duckys") was a medieval English slang term for a woman's breasts, used by (among others) Henry VIII in letters to Anne Boleyn (Queen of England).


  • [Language fact 2] Comedian Louis C.K.'s first language is Spanish as he grew up in Mexico. He jokes that he is an "accidental white person" because he doesn't look Hispanic.


  • [Language fact 3] "Muphry's Law" is an intentional misspelling of "Murphy's Law." Muphry's Law states that anything written to criticize the spelling or proofreading of others will ironically contain editing mistakes as well.


  • [Language fact 4] We call letters "uppercase" and "lowercase" because the original printing presses kept letter blocks in literal cases; since small letters were used more often, they kept them in the bottom case for easy access; thus, lowercase (and uppercase) were born.


  • [Language fact 5] There are ancient languages that are considered untranslatable or ‘extinct’ because we have no descendant languages to use as a frame of reference for translation. One example is the Etruscan language of Italy that belonged to people who lived in Italy before the Romans.


  • [Language fact 6] The concept of the “rap battle” has existed since the 5th century. Poets often engaged in “flyting,” a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having insulted other gods in verse. It is said flyting has similarities to slam poetry and rap battles of today.


  • [Language fact 7] The word "Gauze" is derived from Gaza because this ancient city was known for making very fine fabrics.


  • [Language fact 8] 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 9] The most complex character in the Chinese language takes 57 strokes to write. It is a noodle dish.


  • [Language fact 10] Around 1000 of the world's approximately 5,000 languages are spoken solely in New Guinea.


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