Wednesday’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers and Teases!‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏

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WELCOME to Wednesday, November 5, 2014.   

 A Funny Word – Spoken in Jest…………

The longest word in the English language.

According to folk-lore Antidisestablishmentarianism is the longest word in the dictionary, it means being against separating church and state.  

However, floccinaucinihilipilification, a word found in the Oxford English dictionary since 1800, is one letter longer.  Strange but true, this word means estimating that something is worthless!

While the Oxford English Dictionary has even longer words such as pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, these are compound technical words and many people discount them.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’

We think that “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.  Let us know if we are wrong!

The word “listen ” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

Los Angeles’s full name is ‘El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula’ and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, ‘L.A.’

The name for Oz in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence ‘Oz.’

The longest common word that you can type with just the left hand is probably ‘Stewardesses’, however there is the obscure but longer: ‘Aftercataracts’.  With the right hand the longest word is Phyllophyllin.  (Lolypop comes close, but as Groucho Marx would say: ‘no cigar’)

To ‘testify’ was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

The combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning ‘containing arsenic.’

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is where a word’s sound imitates its meaning.  For example, achoo, boing, moo, and whoosh.

 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a wonderful Wednesday people and and 

whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP!  Peace I am outta here, Eucman!  

 

QUOTES OF THE DAY   

 “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” 

–Bob Newhart 

“You’re never too old to become younger.” 

–Mae West 

“Never have children, only grandchildren.” 

–Gore Vidal 

G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….  

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, ‘Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.’ Thought for the day

The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, ‘You have seen Hell.’Spoon feeding
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, ‘I don’t understand.’

‘It is simple,’ said the Lord. ‘It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.’ 

Tuesday Movie Trivia of the day!‘ How much movie trivia can you answer? 

What movie is this quote from??? “Oh-oh. Your shorts are on the highway.”

 

Answer: Rain Man! “Rain Man” stars Tom Cruise as an arrogant yuppie who discovers that he has an autistic brother (Dustin Hoffman) who receives all of the family inheritance. They head out on a cross-country journey while getting to know each other. This quote is said by Raymond (Hoffman) after he insists that he has to go to Cincinatti to get his underwear at K-Mart. Charlie (Cruise) gets so annoyed he throws the boxers out of the car. 

 

Wednesday Movie Trivia of the day! ‘How much movie trivia can you answer? What movie is this 

quote from??? “Fish…Pony…Hip…Hiphop…Hiphopanonymous!?!”

Tuesday’s Quizzler is……….

Take the given words, and by moving a single letter from one word to the other, make a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast – Hip, move the ‘s’ from ‘Boast’ to ‘Hip’ creating two synonyms: Boat – Ship.

1. Rode – Can

2. Font – Farce

3. Tory – Stale

4. Dire – Cash

5. Self – Shill

 

Answer: 1. Rod – Cane  2. Front – Face  3. Story – Tale  4. Die – Crash  5. Shelf – Sill 

Wednesday’s  Quizzler is……….

Take the given words, and by moving a single letter from one word to the other, make a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast – Hip, move the ‘s’ from ‘Boast’ to ‘Hip’ creating two synonyms: Boat – Ship.

1. Inks – Tiles

2. Ride – Relive

3. Gaze – Freed

4. Snail – Pike

5. Snag – Cold

 
 

TODAY’S QUIZZMASTER OF THE DAY AWARD GOES TO MS. ANDREA L. BANKS! SUPERSOLVING BANKS! Emoji

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Look for answers to today’s quizzlers in WEDNESDAYS Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases!  Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at Eucstraman@hotmail.com.  https://dailyjokesquotesquizzlersandteases.wordpress.com/ LINKS2 CHECK OUT: www.slampi.org., www.hopeBUILD.org. Emoji

  

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