Monday, September 10, 2012

G is for Golden Chain Tree

The first letter of our last name
  • Gemini, third astrological sign in the Zodiac. Symbol:  twins.
  • Googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
  • G-string and Gee-Whiz
  • Germany borders 9 other countries
  • Grasshoppers have white blood.
  • G-force, force of gravity
  • The most common Spanish name is Garcia.
  • Georgia is the only state that starts with a G.
  • Grand Canyon, Great Lakes and Great Plains
  • Google, an American multinational corporation that provides Internet-related services.  Google is estimated to process over one billion search requests and approximately 24 petabytes of user-generated data every day.  (1,024 gigabytes is one terabyte, and 1,024 terabytes is one petabyte.  A petabyte is about one million gigabytes.) -- that's clear as mud, isn't it?
  • Geek Squad - a subsidiary of Best Buy with agents available 24/7 for technology service and repair.     
  • GPS - Global Positioning System.
  • Gypsy
  • Two of my childhood sayings were greasy grimy gopher guts and goody goody gumdrops.
  • Grand, or g's, slang for one thousand dollars
  • In medieval times, G stood for 400.  Today G is not recognized as an important Roman numeral and, therefore, is no longer used.
  • GTO, Pontiac's muscle car of the 60s and 70s
  • The origin of the soldier term G.I. is an abbreviation for Government Issue, which was stamped on all government kits supplied to recruits in the US Army during world War II.
  • Gardenia, gladiola, geranium, goldenrod
  • G, trademark used for movie rating indicating that admission will be granted to persons of all ages.
  • The prefix Great is added for each new generation.
  • Good morning, good-bye, and gratias.