Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Useful" Dribble

Have you ever been to a party or function and felt that you had nothing to say? Well let me help you! Here is some useful dribble that you can spew the next time you find yourself in such a position, plus, it might make you look smart too ;o)

- "stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

- "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.

- "typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

- no word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

- "dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

- the sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

- the words "racecar", "kayak" and "level" are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

- there are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.

- there are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious".


17 comments:

kimstitch3 said...

cute post.Thanks for that,Kimberly

mumzy said...

OK kiddo, I did raise a smart kid. You are fun to have around too.

{{{Love & Hugs}}}
Mom

Harmien said...

Where were you when I needed you at the horrid neighbourhood bbq... LOL!!!!

WendyCarole said...

well thank you for those. I shall store them away for future reference

Irene said...

Could have used this at the last company luncheon :)

Rowyn said...

Interesting post! :-)

Lisa said...

Very witty post, I guarantee I'll use the last one before a week is out!

Daffycat said...

:o)

JOLENE said...

Interesting tidbits...thanks for sharing. I will have to try those out.

Teena in Toronto said...

Good stuff to know!

TammyK said...

Thanks for the helpful info - too bad I didn't read this post before making a complete idiot out of myself this morning at the women's conference I attended. For some reason, I had brain freeze. Had a lady walk up to me & introduce herself & I couldn't even remember my name let alone get it out. All I could muster up was "glad you could make it" Ever have those days??

Lili said...

Wow! 8-D
Funny and clever! Thank you!
HUgs!

~Tammy said...

Good to know!

Tammy said...

That's really cool!

Ranae said...

very fun and very interesting
Thanks for sharing

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Hmmm...I can really use these. I'm tired of going to parties and trying to pry conversation out of people. At least this way they will learn something, even if they still think I'm a dork!

Brigitte said...

Hmmmm, interesting. I think I have to use some of them with my students, lol.