In the past, I haven't stuck with theme days for long. But I'm going to give it another whirl. Starting now, Fridays will be Fun Facts Fridays. I was so inspired by the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, because it allowed me to expand my creativity beyond the theme of writing and mother and daughter stories. Fridays are now up for grabs... whatever facts I find fun!
Today I found some fun and interesting facts about words.
1. Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are "angry" and "hungry".
Funny... I am always angry when I'm hungry.
2. A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram". The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." This sentence is often used to test typewriters or keyboards.
Now, what I really want to know... What person sat there and came up with that sentence, and how long did it take? I was going to challenge myself to do one, but it seemed silly to take away some other person's achievement. ;-)
3. The word "alphabet" comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha, bēta.
Okay, that's just plain obvious. So why didn't I know it?
What's your favorite fun word fact?
Please check back every Friday for some fun and interesting facts.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!