Category Archive: Trivia

Dec 12

I Love Steno Tuesday Trivia: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary?

QUESTION: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary? ANSWER: According to Grammarly, a new word is added into the dictionary every two hours. The grammar source states that, “During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added.” WOW! How’s that for dictionary building? Who can keep up with that?

Oct 10

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Word With The Most Definitions

QUESTION: What English word has the most definitions. ANSWER: Set. According to the Guinness World Records, the word “set” has 430 different meanings. Guinness World Records also states this concerning the word “set”: “The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters.”

Sep 12

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Shortest Sentence

QUESTION: What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language? ANSWER: I am.

Jul 25

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: The Septet Homophone

QUESTION: What is the one septet of homophones in the English language? ANSWER: raise, rays, raze (to completely destroy), rase (to erase), rehs (mixtures of salts found in India), res (steps on the musical scale), reis (a currency unit in Brazil and Portugal).

Jul 11

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the world’s biggest island? ANSWER: Greenland.

May 23

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: What is the longest word that can be typed using the top row of the QWERTY keyboard? ANSWER: Typewriter.

Apr 04

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost? ANSWER: 5 cents. Source: I got this riddle from a Business Insider article that asked successful executives what questions they ask potential employees during interviews. This is the question that Jeff …

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Feb 07

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday

QUESTION: How many gigabytes are in 1 terabyte? ANSWER: 1,024

Jan 10

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: Apiology

QUESTION: Apiology is the study of what? ANSWER: Apiology is the study of bees.

Dec 27

I Love Steno Trivia Tuesday: What Is The Largest Cardinal Number?

QUESTION: What is the largest cardinal number? ANSWER: According to The Grammar Bible, the largest counting number is called a googolplex. A googolplex is 10 raised to the power of googol. A googol is ten raised to the power of 100. To write out a googolplex in numerical form, you have to write the number …

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