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May 1, 1852

On May 1, 1852, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first part of their German Dictionary, proving that the Germans have a word for everything. The pleasure you get from another’s misfortune, the Germans have a word for that. It’s … Continue reading

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February 28, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939 the word “dord” was discovered lurking in the ‘New International Dictionary’. The word was a huge embarrassment for the G and C Merriam Company as dord was not actually a word, it was … Continue reading

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February 1, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884, the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The word Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (a town in Wales, big surprise there) was originally misspelled as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrydrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Only the people who lived there noticed or … Continue reading

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