How many words did Shakespeare make up?

How many words did Shakespeare make up?

Words Shakespeare Invented. The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original.

What did Louis XIV do to a boy who made fun of his bald head?

In 1674, when he was visiting a school at Clermont, he heard from the school’s authorities that one of the children, a nine- year-old Irish lad named Francis Seldon, had made a pun about the king’s bald head.
Louis was furious. He had a secret warrant drawn up for the child’s arrest, and young Seldon was thrown into solitary confinement in the Bastille. His parents, members of one of Europe’s richest merchant families, were told simply that the child had disappeared. Days turned to months, months to years, and Louis himself passed away. But Francis spent sixty-nine years “in the hole” for making fun of the king’s baldness.

How many friends are you allowed to have on Facebook?

5,000. What’s more is that the 5,000 friend limit is not just for friends – it’s for connections in general. Every person can have a maximum of 5,000 connections on Facebook, which include both friends and Pages. You will not be able to accept incoming friend requests or like any more Pages if you get to that number.

What does the S stand for in Mrs?

In the United States and Canada a period is used (see Abbreviation). Mrs originated as a contraction of the honorific Mistress, the feminine of Mister, or Master, which was originally applied to both married and unmarried women. The split into Mrs for married women from Ms and Miss began during the 17th century.

Which US president had 15 children?

John Tyler was the most prolific of all American President: he had 15 children and two wives.

How long is a typical freight train?

The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop.

Why do cats eyes glow at night?

Cats, dogs, and many nocturnal creatures appear to have glowing eyes because the back of their eyeballs include a special reflective layer called the tapetum lucidum. This helps animals (cats in this case) see better in low light by working like a mirror on the retina to reflect the light back through the eyes.

Who deposed the last emperor of the Roman West?

Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed by Odoacer, a German barbarian who proclaims himself king of Italy. Odoacer was a mercenary leader in the Roman imperial army when he launched his mutiny against the young emperor.