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The Chief Translator for the European Parliament can speak 32 different languages fluently.
Before it was repressed during World War I, German was the second most widely spoken language in the United States and many local governments, schools, and newspapers operated in German.
A single banana is called a finger and a bunch of bananas is called a hand.
Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
'Niblings' is the plural, gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews.
Dr. Seuss invented the word 'nerd'.
When Washoe, the first chimp to use sign language, was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY."
Pokémon is Japanese for Pocket Monsters and Chinpokomon (the South Park parody) is Japanese for Penis Monsters.