Know some unknown history of words !

What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.
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 as waiting 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, travellers used to drop coins in a Box  on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle  (GP)’.GP was changed into JEEP later.
Interesting Facts……………………
Coca-Cola was originally green.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters  only on one row of the keyboard.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky..
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
Spades – King David
Clubs – Alexander the Great,
Hearts – Charlemagne
Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

 

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    salim Says:

    Nicework dud


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