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Test: Fun with words and acronyms

Category: English

Description: I'll be surprised if you know these words and terminology


What is the name of the device used to measure the length and width of your foot at a shoe store?

Brannock Device Pedleron Clamp Forestrap Scale Pedia Locution Device

What does an Omphalophobic fear?

Spicy food Bellybuttons Haircuts Statues

The act of snapping one’s fingers has a name. It is called a "sonostak".

It is called a "fillip". Yes No

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called what?

lamicores seminoles lackcoats aglets

The name PEZ (as in PEZ Dispensers) is derived from the Latvian word for pop-up puppet.

It is derived from the German word for peppermint - PfeffErminZ True False

What is the name of the scale for measuring how spicy a food is?

Habanero Scale Scoville Heat Index Capsaisan Index Crybaby Litmus Scale

ZIP as in zip code is an acronym. What does it stand for?

Zone Improvised Partition Zoning Improvement Plan Zipping International Parcels Zephyr Interstate Program

The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South.

True False

What is a fancy word for the act of sneezing?

Sternutation Clustraction Luggial discharge Cazintizing

The hole in your shirt that you put your arm through is called:

a looplet an arm holster an armsaye a slipling

A jiffy is an actual unit of time. How fast is a jiffy?

1/100 of a second the time it takes to walk from the TV to the refridgerator and back 15 seconds 21.5 seconds

What does the G in 'g-string' stand for?

grade of material used groin Gollygeewiz Graffenberg

What is the area between your nose and mouth with the two vertical lines called?

nasonex lippoderm naustrack philtrum

What is the metal band that joins the eraser to a pencil called?

It is also the term used for the metal band at the end of a cane. snugger crimplet chroney ferrule stumph

If I described something as cordiform, what shape would it be?

The shape of a cordial glass elongated as in corduroy fluffy cloudlike shape heart shaped

"Bluetooth" is a wireless technology that connects various electronics devices together. Why is it called Bluetooth?

Harald Bluetooth was king of Denmark in the late 900s. He managed to unite Denmark and part of Norway into a single kingdom. It has proven to turn plaque blue in higher than normal frequencies It was concieved while studying Blue Whale communication It is named after a king It had 30 compatible devices when first introduced (similar number of teeth in an adult mouth)

‘Jay’ used to be slang for ‘foolish person.’ So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a jaywalker.

True False

From what expression does the word "goodbye" derive?

Bye was used by merchants when customers departed after their purchases It was popularized by a young mother when she heard her baby say "goobie" and wave God Be With You Gone Out Of Day, Bid Ye Eternity.


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