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Nov 01

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

Trivia Tuesday PurpleQUESTION: What classic story do the words “Lilliputian” and “Brobdingnagian” originate from?

ANSWER: Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift.

Lilliputian, which means, “very small,” comes from a locality in the tome, Lilliput, where very tiny people lived. Brobdingnagian, which means, “very large,” comes from a geographic location in Gulliver’s Travels, Brobdingnag, where giants resided.

[Source: The Grammar Bible]

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