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Thanks Giving For All..
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Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Something we knew but did not know why!

The Rule of Ablautreduplication!

Why `tock-tick' does not sound right to your ears.

Ever wondered why we say :

tick-tock, not tock-tick,
or ding-dong,
not dong ding;
King Kong,
not Kong King...?

Turns out it is one of the unwritten rules of English that native speakers know without knowing.

The rule, explains a BBC article, is:

“If there are three words then the order has to go...
I, A, O.

If there are two words then the first is I and the second is either A or O."

Mish-mash,
Chit-chat,
Dilly-dally,
hilly-shally ,
Tip-top,
Hip-hop,
Flip-flop,
Tic-tac,
Sing-song,
Ding-dong,
King Kong,
Ping-pong.“

There's another unwritten rule at work in the name Little Red Riding Hood, says the article.

“Adjectives in English absolutely have to be in this order:

Opinion - Size - Age - Shape - Colour - Origin - Material - Purpose - Noun.

So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife.

But if you mess with that word order in the slightest... you'll sound like a maniac.“

That explains why we say “little green men“ not “green little men“

But “Big Bad Wolf “ sounds like a gross violation of the “opinion (bad)-size (big) noun (wolf)“ order.

It won't, though, if you recall the first rule about the I-A-O order...!!
Got it..?

That rule seems inviolable:

All four of a horse's feet make exactly the same sound.

But we always, always say clip-clop, never clop-clip.“

This rule even has a Technical Name...!
If you care to know it...

The Rule of Ablautreduplication...!

But then...
Life is Simpler, Knowing that we Know the Rule... Without Knowing It...!
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That is super interesting! I loved it so much, I saved the note and I rarely do that. *Wink* Thank you!
I agree! Super interesting and thank you for sharing that!
Today is my Lucky Day, first MB prank and now Anonymous Prank. WOW day seems getting better...🦸🦸🦸Thank You and God Bless you with All the Happiness and ammunition to continue with GREAT success ☺️😊🍁🍁🍁
Thanks a ton for the MB prank. Thank you Anonymous...😊😊😊🌄
Waiting annonymous..Thanks in advance.
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Seeing two different statuses spelling annonymous, it's clear... at least this one is identifiable... *Laugh*

Now, we just need to find who spells it this way...
Thank you for the GPs, two Anonymous!
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What is Luxury?*

Luxury is not getting treatment from the most expensive hospital in USA.

Luxury is *being healthy.*

🙂

Luxury is not going on a cruise and eating food prepared by a renowned chef.

Luxury is *eating fresh organic food grown in your own backyard*.

🙂

Luxury is not having an elevator in your house.

Luxury is *the ability to climb 3-4 stories of stairs without difficulty.*

🙂

Luxury is not the ability to afford a huge refrigerator.

Luxury is *the ability to eat freshly cooked food 3 times a day.*

🙂

Luxury is not having a home theatre system and watching the Himalayan expedition.

Luxury is *physically experiencing the Himalayan expedition*.
🙂

In the 60s a Car was a luxury.
In the 70s a Television was a luxury.
In the 80s a Telephone was a luxury.
In the 90s a Computer was a luxury...

So what is a Luxury now??


*Being healthy, being happy, being in a happy marriage, having a loving family, being with loving friends , living in an unpolluted place*

All these things have become rare.
And these are the real " *luxury*
A *Non Medical* student attended a Medical exam by mistake.
See his answers...

The last one is ultimate!!

😂😂😂😂

1. *Antibody* - One who hates his body .

2. *Artery* - Study of Fine Paintings or Military, not sure.

3. *Bacteria* - Back door of a Cafeteria .

4. *Coma* - Punctuation Mark .

5. *Gall Bladder* - Bladder of a Girl .

6. *Genes* - Blue Denim.

7. *Labour Pain* - Hurt at Work .

8. *Liposuction* - A French Kiss .

9. *Ultrasound* - Radical Sound that is above human hearing capacity, such as wife's talk.

10. *Cardiology* - Advanced Study of Playing Cards .....

11. *Dyspepsia* : Difficulty in drinking pepsi.

12. *Chicken Pox* - A Non-Veg. Continental dish.

13. *CT Scan* - Test for identifying person's city

14. *Radiology* - The study of how Radio works

15. *Parotitis* - Information about the parrots.

*ULTIMATE* -------!!!!!!

16. *Urology* - The study of European people
😂😂😂😂😂
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Consider saving these in a book like I'm A GrueSum1 does. Maybe post them here as you did, then save them in the book and include the link here as well so people can find your book and go back and see all old stuff. Here's his book, in case you haven't seen it.

BOOK
Smile! (Groan?) You Know You Love These!  (E)
Want to smile at least once a day? Then read these! Okay, maybe you'll groan some too...
#2177903 by I'm A GrueSum1
*🤣 Wonderful Definitions*

*🟡School*
A place where Parents pay, and children play.

*Life Insurance*
A contract that keeps you poor all your life, so that you can die Rich.

*🟤Nurse*:
A person who wakes you up to give you sleeping pills.

*🟣Marriage*
It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor's degree, and a woman gains her masters..

*⚫Tears*
The hydraulic force by which masculine willpower is defeated by feminine waterpower.

*🟣Conference*
The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

*🔵Conference Room*
A place where everybody talks, nobody listens, and everybody disagrees later on.

*🟢Father*
A banker provided by nature

*⚫Boss*
Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early

*Politician*
One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after

*🟠 HOSPITAL*
An institution which holds your ills by pills and kills you by bills.

*😁Smile*
A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

*🟢Government Office*
A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

*🟡Yawn*
The only time married men ever get to open their mouth.

*🔵Etc*.
A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

*🟤Committee*
Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

*☕Meeting*
Where hours are spent and Minutes are kept.

​LAUGHTER MAKES LIFE EASY.😀😀
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Thanks for sharing these! My favorite is Boss: Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early
All ot them are HILARIOUS! *Rolling*
Anyone feel like trying steering a ship through the Suez Canal, have a go with the link below.
Put the engines ahead with the control on the right side of the screen , and steer the ship with the ‘rudder angle’ left (port) or starboard (right)
Try to keep the ship in the centre of the channel . 👇


https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2021/03/cnnix-steership/?fbclid=IwAR2wuSpIvg...
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If anyone wants to hang out in the canal for a few days, I'll drive.

I am demonstrably terrible at that *Yikes*
That's hilarious.

I crashed 5 times

*Facepalm*

Dang wind...
What a Day Today...

Once in Our Life Time:

*DATE 4 3 2 1*

Have a blessed day..

This is a quiz..

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'




















Answers To Quiz:

1. Boxing.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls ... The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside:Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.


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4. Strawberry. I am too sleepy to answer the rest...
2. Wouldn't any monument facing west be constantly moving backward?
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