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    Hoover vacuum cleaners were so popular in the UK that many people now refer to vacuuming as hoovering.
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    The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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    More people in China speak English than in the United States.
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    Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
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    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter b
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    Crayola is a French word that means 'Oily chalk.'"
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