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A single banana is called a finger and a bunch of bananas is called a hand.
'Niblings' is the plural, gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews.
Dr. Seuss invented the word 'nerd'.
The dab of toothpaste you squeeze onto your toothbrush is called a "nurdle".
A “butt” was a Medieval unit of measure for wine. Technically, a 'buttload' of wine is about 475 liters, or 126 gallons.
In 1700s, the deer skin was a common medium of exchange between the trading settlers and the native Red Indians in America. This is how a buck became a slang for a dollar.
Shakespeare invented over 1,700 words that we use today.
The word "impossible" dropped in use by 50% over the course of the 20th century