Test: Fun with words and acronyms
Description: I'll be surprised if you know these words and terminology
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.
What does the G in 'g-string' stand for?
grade of material used
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
The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points - North, East, West, and South.
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.
What is the area between your nose and mouth with the two vertical lines called?
"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)
What is the name of the device used to measure the length and width of your foot at a shoe store?
Pedia Locution Device
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
The act of snapping one’s fingers has a name. It is called a "sonostak".
It is called a "fillip".
The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called what?
If I described something as cordiform, what shape would it be?
The shape of a cordial glass
elongated as in corduroy
fluffy cloudlike shape
What is the name of the scale for measuring how spicy a food is?
Scoville Heat Index
Crybaby Litmus Scale
‘Jay’ used to be slang for ‘foolish person.’ So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a jaywalker.
The hole in your shirt that you put your arm through is called:
an arm holster
What is a fancy word for the act of sneezing?
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
What does an Omphalophobic fear?
That's a good one