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  • [Language fact 1] The Italian version of the idiom, "You can't have your cake and eat it too" is "You want your barrel full of wine and your wife drunk."


  • [Language fact 2] A linguist (dâÄôArmond Speers) in Minnesota spoke only Klingon to his son for the first three years of his life, as an experiment in language acquisition.


  • [Language fact 3] We call people with red hair "redheads" as opposed to "orange heads" because the phrase has been around longer than the color orange. The color orange was described as red up until the 1500s when the first reference of orange in the English language can be found.


  • [Language fact 4] The “Star Gauge” is a legendary non-linear love poem (or perhaps more appropriately, poem-matrix) which famous Chinese poet Su Hui used to win her husband back during the Six Dynasties Period.


  • [Language fact 5] The "thousand-yard stare" is a phrase often used to describe the blank, unfocused gaze of soldiers who have become emotionally detached from the horrors around them. It is also sometimes used more generally to describe the look of dissociation among victims of other types of trauma.


  • [Language fact 6] Putting spaces between written words wasn't a thing until the 7th Century and didn't become popular in Europe for another few hundred years.


  • [Language fact 7] The word "Oxymoron" is actually an oxymoron, "oxy" meaning sharp and "moron" meaning dull.


  • [Language fact 8] Baby porcupines are known as porcupettes.


  • [Language fact 9] The German word for "turkey" literally translates to "threatening chicken." Porcupines are "spike pigs," raccoons are "wash bears," and platypuses are "beak animals."


  • [Language fact 10] The most complex character in the Chinese language takes 57 strokes to write. It is a noodle dish.


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