Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways.  The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plough man strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

“The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning “containing arsenic.”

If you bring a raccoon’s head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $0.10 from the town.

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