We all know LA. is an abbreviation for a big city in California, but most people don’t know the full name. It is, “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
When you tip a cab driver or waitress, what are you doing? According to some sources, the word “tip” is an acronym that means “To Insure Promptness.”
American taxpayers’ money, in the amount of $121,000, was spent on a scientific study to find out why people say “ain’t.”
European men used to be vain about their legs – to the point where they knew which leg was the best looking. These men would place their “best foot forward.”
Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter will sound exactly the same.
Where did the flu, influenza, get its name? At one time people thought the sickness was caused by the ‘influence’ of the stars and planets.
There is a man whose official name has been legally changed to Mr. 1069.
Pepsi spent millions of dollars on an advertising campaign in China with a translation of the slogan, “Pepsi gives you life.” Only problem was, they got the translation wrong: “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave.”
In the eighteenth century, John Montague, the Earl of Sandwich invented a small meal that could be eaten with one hand while he continued his nonstop gambling.
The word ‘salary’ came from the word ‘salt’ in Roman times. Salt was used as a trading medium as money is used today.