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: Little known facts!  ( 1961 )
« : December 13, 2009, 11:35:56 PM From Ria»



Little known facts!


MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'.

POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.

BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody.

FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).

DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after
Dinner.
Later the prefix 'with' was dropped.

NEWS refers to information from four directions N, E, W and S.

AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'.

JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's
business.

QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people would
wait to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest.

TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt
service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box
on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the
custom of Tips.

 
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