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Bizarre Fact #51:
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The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

Bizarre Fact #52:
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When a film is in production, the last shot of the day is the "martini shot," the next to last one is the "Abby Singer".

Bizarre Fact #53:
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Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word "seppuku" which means, literally, "belly splitting."

Bizarre Fact #54:
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A bird watching term: peebeegeebee = a pied-billed grebe.

Bizarre Fact #55:
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Big cheese and "big wheel" are Medieval terms of envious respect for those who could afford to buy whole wheels of cheese at a time, an expense few could enjoy. Both these terms are often used sarcastically today.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."

Bizarre Fact #57:
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The slash character is called a virgule, or solidus. A URL uses slash characters, not back slash characters.

Bizarre Fact #58:
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Corduroy comes from the French, "cord du roi" or "cloth of the king."

Bizarre Fact #59:
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In the Greek alphabet "X" is the first letter for the word Christ, "Xristos." Xmas means "Christ's mass."

Bizarre Fact #60:
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If you come from Manchester, you are a Mancunian.


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