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Home --> Language --> Apocrypha

Apocrypha

A collection of linguistic apocrypha.

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        Green bullet = true
        Red bullet = false
        Multiple status bullet = multiple truth values
        Yellow bullet = undetermined
        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

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Red bullet A proposal to make German the official language of the United States of America was defeated in Congress by one vote.

Red bullet The 'middle finger' salute derives from the defiant gestures of English archers whose fingers had been severed by the French at the Battle of Agincourt.

Yellow bullet University researchers demonstrate the order of letters within words is unimportant to reading comprehension.

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