Friday, 20 November 2015

Where does the word nerd come from?

  1. a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious.
    "I was a serious nerd until I discovered girls and cars"
    synonyms:bore, dull person; 
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

What is an emoji? An emoticon?


The emoticon :)—a colon followed by a parenthesis—is a visual representation of a smiley face turned sideways.
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Thursday, 5 November 2015

What is hype? Where does the word come from?

The first dictionary definition of hype (1967) was 'excessive or misleading publicity or advertising'.
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Where does the word Halloween come from?

Halloween or All-Hallows-Eve takes place on the night of 31 October. 

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Why 'Dutch courage'?

To have Dutch courage is to lose fear or inhibition by drinking alcohol.
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