It’s time for some fun trivia. Things that people don’t know and don’t ask about but need to know anyway (I think).
Food, Furniture, Jewelry (Jewellery in UK, New Zealand and Australia) are both singular and plural forms of the word. Because these words are considered uncountable nouns adding an “S” after each word to make it plural is considered a grammatical error.
- Foods is only acceptable when you are referring to more than one type of food (Eg: Foreign Foods : Chinese Food, Thai Food, Italian Food). Otherwise, it is incorrect to use it.
Did you know that a cup of rice is equal to 2 slices of bread.
- 1 cup of rice = 44g of Carbohydrates
- 1 slice of bread = 12g of Carbohydrates
Did you know that the barricade they use in supermarkets and grocery stores, the one with a garter-like or stiff cloth-like thingy going from one end to the other held up by a stand, is called a Stanchion? And they’re actually quite inexpensive when you buy by the bulk. Check out stanchion from http://www.stanchionwholesaler.com.
The area between the nose and the upper lip is called a Philtrum.
The area between your thumb and forefinger is called the Thenar Space.
Charlie Brown’s Dad was a Barber by profession.
Dudine is the female version of a Dude.
Venetian Blinds are known as Persian Blinds in Venice.
Rubber bands last longer if you keep them in the refrigerator.
Minonette is also known as Volleyball.
Quotation marks (“ and ”) are the youngest punctuation mark in the English language.