Sid’s World

Hey there and welcome back 😀 We always happy for those reading our blog in your busy days.

So lets first hit it off with a favorite comic of ours found on the great net of the word:

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And now, we move onto our awesome new section of

DID YOU KNOW? Language!

Blond and Blonde technically don’t mean the same thing!

The correct use of “blonde” is for a woman with yellow hair for males, it’s “blond.” The terms aren’t completely synonymous.

The term comes from Old French’s “blund” which literally means midway between gold and light chestnut.

This means that blond and blonde are one of the few word in English that has gender differentiation.

While in other languages it’s pretty common (for example, in Spanish it would be rubio and rubia), English has very few words that change when used for the male and female gender

There’s a word to describe the “spiteful behavior” of inanimate objects!

Have you ever thought that an inanimate object was plotting against you? If you have, you might be a little bit delusional.

Or , on the odd chance that you think that the inanimate object world isn’t out to get you – you have experience resistentialism.

Chances are you have never heard this word before. If you haven’t, memorize it. It’s good to expand your vocabulary on a day to day basis! Resistentialism defined as the ‘seemingly spiteful behaviour shown by inanimate objects’!

A perfect example of resistentialism would be all of the little things that happen on a day to day basis that drive you mad! One of these things may include misplacing your keys.

Resistentialism was a phrase coined by Paul Jennings to describe the every day battle between man and…well…an inanimate object.

Tank Tops got their name from old Tank Suits that women wore to swim!

Today, women mostly wear two-piece bathing suits. If you visit a beach or the local pool, you’ll see any number of versions of the bikini and tankini.

Back in the 1920s though, the one piece suit was all the rage. Women’s fashion back then required more coverage and bathing suits did not bare the torso but rather covered the full upper body but bared the arms.

These suits were also called “tank suits.” The “tank” was the pool or body of water that the woman was swimming in. Today, we call sleeveless tops (both men’s and women’s) “tank tops.” This comes from the sleeveless style of these one piece bathing suits.
Read more at http://www.omg-facts.com/category/9/Language#3JXQL5ZjWooJgEqB.99

And that’s all from us for today! Tune in next week for more awesome language facts!

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