Words & literature facts

The Original Color of Dorothy’s Slippers Were Silver, Not Ruby Red

Reading Time: 3 minutes I can imagine that I would be fairly accurate in assuming that the vast majority of people reading this would have only watched the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and never set their eyes on the original book. Sadly, for a lot of films that have been adapted from novels, this is a tragic trend. While being …

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Original Meaning Of The Word Nice Was Foolish

Reading Time: 3 minutes The original meaning of the word nice was ignorant. As you can see, this is a far cry from what the word actually means today. But what’s even more surprising is that the meaning of the word nice, as it stands today, is a very recent change from its original meaning. In fact, for the majority …

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Colgate In Spanish Translates To Go Hang Yourself, And Caused Trouble When They Tried To Market It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wait just one God damn minute. Colgate in Spanish translates into “go hang yourself,” like really? In a bizarre twist in the world of translations this is actually the case, but not always, and we will explain. Most of us are familiar with poorly translated directions or instructions. Under most circumstances these mix ups between languages …

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Shakespeare’s Clay Pipe Showed Evidence Of Crack, Weed And Acid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well this explains a lot. All those years struggling to comprehend his messed up tragedies, unfunny comedies and complex dialogue suddenly makes perfect sense. It seems entirely possible that the reason for his plays, which are a favorite for evil literary and English teachers the world over, were so complex is because he may have …

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Da Jesus Book is the Hawaiian Pidgin English Bible Translation

Reading Time: 2 minutes So I’m personally not that familiar with the Bible. It’s not that I find the whole idea of a God disturbing, or a subject that I’d rather avoid, it’s just if I was going to read a book I’d really prefer it to be something a little more entertaining. And this is where this translation …

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Real Pronunciation Of Dr Seuss, Most Get It Wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dr Seuss is a gentleman who needs no introduction. He is one of the most well known children’s authors and cartoonists that has ever lived. Although his rise to fame was a difficult one, nevertheless he succeeded, and we can all be thankful for that. But without a doubt, the most difficult part of this …

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