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Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

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The phrase 'goodbye' comes from the 16th century English term "godbwye," which is shorthand for "God be with ye."

1 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

An infinity sign is called a "lemniscate."


2 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

The word "bankrupt" comes from the Italian term for "broken bench," banca rotta.


3 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

Things such as waffles, pancakes, coffee, and eggs, are said to be "jentacular," which means "pertaining to breakfast."


4 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

The word 'Heroin' comes from the German word 'heroisch' for 'powerful'. The word used to be trademarked by the company 'Bayer' up until 1919.


5 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

"Schoolmaster" is an anagram of "the classroom."



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The word 'penguin' comes from the Welsh words for 'white head'.


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There is a word for'the day before yesterday': nudiustertian.


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The word 'funk' originated in 16th century Europe. It described the unpleasant or musty smell of tobacco.


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"Bogus" used to be a noun. The term once described a machine that produced counterfeit coins.


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The opposite of déjà vu is jamais vu: The feeling where something familiar feels foreign.


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The word "Pandemonium" was coined by John Milton and was used to describe "The capital city of hell."


12 Do You Know These Words Facts? (15 pics)

A "qualtagh" is the first person you see after leaving your house.


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The word 'dumbbell' was born out of the fact that was these weights were originally made by attaching silent metal bells to rope. Before the word 'dumb' meant 'stupid', it meant 'unable to talk.'


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Samuel Johnson, a pioneer of the modern English dictionary, originally defined 'lunch' as "as much food as one's hand can hold."



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