TUESDAY TRIVIA

What is the oldest complete book (body, front and back) in existence?  I found some disagreement, but I best liked what was reported by Jon Pennington at https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-oldest-book-in-the-world-still-in-existence-with-its-paper-and-cover-intact  Its history includes several hundred years in a coffin.  Article also has pictures.  Yaa, yaa!

I have enjoyed a look through https://www.grammarly.com/blog/10-interesting-english-facts-guest/ and found some interesting word and language trivia.  These are some of the gems offered to us from Rochelle Ceira, a guest author on that site.

  1. An ambigram is a word which reads the same when upside down or rightside up: SWIMS
  2. A word is added to the dictionary every two hours.
  3. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisis the longest word in the English language.  We would probably guess it has something to do with the medical field.  Right?  It is the name of a disease caused by inhaling ash or dust.
  4. A pangram is a sentence which contains every letter of the alphabet; such as, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
  5. All pilots have to identify themselves and speak English regardless of their origin.

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