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Did you know that until 1858, all the shoes were identical, as in no left or right foot? It was a french guy under Napoleon called Alexis Godillot who decided to design them differently for comfort!

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Following Andy’s post, as I had never heard that before.

Char " is an old British English slang term for “tea”. I don’t think it is heard particularly often, but you might see or hear the phrase " cup of char and a wad" ( meaning " cup of tea and a slice of cake") in a WWII context for example.

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I’ve always loved the word ‘antwacky’, which I only realised recently is a northern thing, maybe from the Liverpool area. Still gets used occasionally in my family. I remember my nan using it all the time, when referring to anything or anyone she didn’t like on TV, though that’s probably digressing from its proper definition.

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And ‘cockalorum’, which has been completely corrupted in the north into something entirely affectionate. I still often say ‘Hello cockalorum’ when greeting my mum with a kiss on the cheek. Again this comes down from grandparents. I’m sure the proper definition is something entirely different.

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For my french fellows : Critter = Creature :grin: just learnt this !

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New word for me today! Supersede. Never came across it before!

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I came across with the etymology of Arkansas. Fascinating!

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Jeez. Did anyone else on here know about this? This is gonna knock your socks off.
Scroll down it gets only better!

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:wink: I have known about this, but I haven’t ever seen this on this way.

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Hard to discover it’s nothing like what you were taught at school!!
Greenland is actually 15 times smaller than Africa, when it’s depicted like the size of Africa on all the world maps!

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“I beg to differ” :laughing::blush:

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To improve your German …

Miefquirl - fan
Mief - reek/fuk/pong/stink/honk
Quirl - beater/whisk/querl

A special word for the fan installed in the bathroom to clean the air after using the toilet bowl. :wink: :smiley:

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Mief = bogging, bowfing, honking, minging.:grinning:

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Sorry but after hearing it tonight in a series I was wondering when it first appeared in the vocabulary, never had thought it was that old!

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Boisterous! Had never come across it before.
For my other forum friends from abroad:

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The meeting of The Company International in Edinburgh will be boisterous. :grin:

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