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Interesting Facts

MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'

POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened

BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody

FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks)

DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped

NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S

AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'

JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each Day's business

QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest

TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips

JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'.GP was changed into JEEP later

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard

STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand