- The letter Q is usually followed by the letter U, but there are some exceptions. The majority of those words are loanwords from other languages.
- Q is not used in the Czech language.
- Q is the only letter not used in the name of the United States.
- Q-Tips were invented by Leo Gerstenzang in the 1920s, after he attached wads of cotton to toothpicks. The Q stands for quality.
- Q-Tip is one of Fuzzy One's nicknames.
- Q is the second least commonly used letter in the English alphabet.
- Queen Ann's Lace and the Quaker Lady Iris are two flowers that start with Q.
- Q is worth 10 points in scrabble.
- The tail of the lowercase Q curves to the right, to differentiate it from the lowercase g, which has a tail that curves to the left.
- The Chinese use the letter Q to represent the "ch" sound in English, like in the word cheese.
- Two widely used legal words that start with Q are quorum and quota.
- The girl's name Quinn means "fifth born."
- Mind your ps and qs, which means mind your manners.
- Quality and Quantity, queasy and quirky
- Queueing, the only word with five consecutive vowels.
- Quid pro quo - this for that.
- Quartzy, the highest scoring word in the game of Scrabble
- There are five years in a Quinquennium
- The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
- A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
- The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard. (Not really, I'm just kidding!)
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Q is for Quince Tree, Chinese
Posted by Nature Weaver Gypsy