Thursday, 25 March 2010

top 5 celebrity lookalikes

Mike Tindall

and Michael Stipe

Billy Joe from Green Day

and Giovanni Ribisi

Roger Federer

and Quentin Tarantino

Zac Efron

and Ellen DeGeneres

Ashley Olsen

and Mary Kate Olsen

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

top 5 everyday words English borrows from other languages

1. ketchup (from Amoy, a sino-tibetan language spoken in Eastern China)

2. anorak (from Inuit, spoken by Eskimos)

3. cola (from Temne, a Niger-Congo language spoken largely in Sierra-Leone)

4. shampoo (from Hindi, the fifth most widely spoken language in the world)

5. ziggurat* (from Akkadian, a long- extinct Babylonian language, that is credited by some to have been the first to use an alphabet)

* possibly not a quotidian (from French, spoken by the French, some Swiss, some Belgians, parts of Africa, you know, French) word for some

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

top 5 "vibes"

1. "good vibes"

2. "high vibes"

3. "vibes?"

4. "c'est la vibe"

5. "may I have a vibe?"

Monday, 22 March 2010

top 5 graduates from the Noel Edmonds School for Creepy Smugness

1. Andrew Lloyd Webber*

2. Gary Rhodes

3. Esther Rantzen

4. CJ de Mooi (from Eggheads)

5. David Walliams

* happy birthday