Fun fact 6/1/2017

The Canary Islands, a series of seven small land masses off the coast of Spain in the Atlantic Ocean, were named for dogs, not birds. The islands were named by the Romans and bore their Latin name: insulae canariae, or “island of dogs.” This name is, in itself, a mystery, for there were no dogs on […]

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Fun fact 5/29/2017

There are four theories often used to explain the phrase “mind your Ps and Qs.” All four of these theories are false. Children learning to write were reminded by their teachers to be wary of inadvertently reversing lowercase p’s into q’s, and vice versa. Back in the days when type was set by hand, printers […]

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