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The word "impossible" dropped in use by 50% over the course of the 20th century
The equivalents of the English saying "That's Greek to me" are "This appears to be Spanish" (German), "This is Chinese to me" (Dutch), "It's German to me" (Philippines), "It's Hebrew" (Finnish), "It's Chinese to me" (Hebrew), "Sounds like Mars language/These are chicken intestines" (China).
Before the English speaking world was exposed to the fruit, the color orange was referred to as “geoluhread” which is Old English for red-yellow.
The Simpsons are responsible for popularizing the word 'meh'.
'⸮' is a punctuation mark that was first proposed in the 1580s to denote sarcasm or irony.
The United States does not have an official language.
The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."