No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare. As contemporary speakers of the English language, however, they might be interested to learn how much the Bard of Avon had in common with the generations that popularized the acronyms LOL and OMG and reinvented the 1940s slang term “hipster.” Endlessly imaginative and not overly concerned with grammatical convention, Shakespeare’s scripts contain over 2200 never-before-seen words. Here are 20 examples.
Whether you like it or not, NBC's Seinfeld is still heralded by many as one of television's best shows to date. There's the occasional fun fact about the show that most people know, such as how there's a Superman reference in every episode, but there are various other fun facts of which someone people may be unaware, which is what the detailed infographic after the jump is for.
Dr. Seuss is an oft-quoted author that published over 40 books, many of which have been made into films, and have even been studied in university classrooms. This is a collection Seuss quotes that have the power to change the world if their message is heeded. Simple and poignant at the same...
We all have moments when we're lost for words, or when we struggle to describe the-little-plastic-bits-on-the-end-of-your-shoelaces (anglets), but it's usually too much of a hassle to run off and read through "the Oxford English Dictionary" searching for just the right term.
Shirley Temple may be in her 80s now, but for a four-year stretch from 1935 to 1938 she was Hollywood's biggest box-office draw every year. She pulled in a special Academy Award for "her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934" when she was just six years old, and her career really took off after that. Here are five things you might not know about the adorable screen icon.
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