Monday, 9 October 2017

It's Did You Know Monday

Ok here we are at Monday, so here are some did you know facts...........

Dr Seuss coined the word “nerd” in his 1950 book “If I Ran The Zoo”

The name Kodak was invented by George Eastman and it means, nothing, yep nothing, when he was looking for a good name brand a friend told him that the letter K was easy too remember and that five letters in a name was a good length, so he took that advice...............

Some believe the word “tip” stands for “ to insure promptness”

In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10, so the watch looks as it is smiling............


The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language...................

17 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting facts Jo-Anne.

diane b said...

We used to test the kids handwriting with the sentence about the fox.

Chatty Crone said...

I never knew this - thank you!

Janie Junebug said...

My dad told me that the quick brown fox sentence was used for typing tests back in the Dark Ages when people used typewriters.

Love,
Janie

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I thought so

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I remember typing this when I was learning to type

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

You're welcome

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes I used it when leaning to type

CWMartin said...

Hmmm... never really got the smiling watch thing...I'd have to be a smile with a really big chin or a mouth where the nose should be...

Rita said...

We learned the fox sentence in typing class. :)

Janie Junebug said...

I never learned to type. I refused because my mom wanted me to be a secretary. I finally learned when I started using a computer.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Me neither

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

That we did

The Sketchy Reader said...

These are fun!!! I had no idea about the word nerd. I wonder what it meant in the book (?)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes I always thought of nerd to be a word that came later

Quirky Homemaker G said...

I definitely didn't know any of those, especially that Dr. Seuss coined the word "nerd"! Still trying to figure out the 10:10 thing. Yes! I definitely remember typing the quick brown fox thing in typing class. :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I know who would have thought the word nerd would have been coined so long ago

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