DRAWING ROOM was actually a ‘with drawing room’ where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix ‘with’ was dropped..
QUEUE comes from ‘Queen’s Quest’. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen’s Quest..
TIPS come from ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle (GP)’.GP was changed into JEEP later.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Women BLINK nearly twice as much as men!!
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.