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Fun facts with language

Here are few English language “fun facts” that you can think about this fine Wednesday the 28th of July:

  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  • Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched”
  • There are only four words in the English language that end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
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The art of homebuilding

One thing that greatly surprised me during my interactions with the actual people who built my house (as opposed to the general contractor) was the many times I would find them trying to figure out how to deal with a particular challenge. It seemed like every time I turned around there was something new that they had not encountered before. There was much learning on the fly and I learned right along with them. I would recommend that anyone contemplating building a house plan on spending at least an hour a day (broken into two visits) at the site interacting with the various sub-contractors. With our house it was the only way to keep things on track.

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5 resolutions

  1. Eat better and drink more water (also no food after 8pm)
  2. Earlier to bed and earlier to rise
  3. Judge less and be kinder
  4. Join a recreational sports league (basketball first?)
  5. Stop creating sites for 4.x browsers