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  • Resistentialism  (ri-zis-TEN-shul-iz-um) noun
    • The theory that inanimate objects demonstrate hostile behavior against us.
    • Coined by humorist Paul Jennings as a blend of the Latin res (thing) + French resister (to resist) + existentialism (a kind of philosophy).
  • "Ye" vs. "The": 
    • The use of "ye" for "the" is a misunderstanding of the old spelling of "the" using the antiquated "eth" (the symbol for the vocalized "th" sound). The eth appears to be a lower case y, however, reversing the line and stroke. For example, we read it as "ye olde shoppe", but it would have actually read "the olde shoppe". Middle English had several letters missing in our modern alphabet.
  • History of the QWERTY keyboard
  • Babel Fish: Translate from/to any language: