r/memes Le epic memer 3d ago

It took a while to realize that tbh

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u/Lodjuplo 3d ago

Here in Spain it comes from the alphabet itself: ABeCeDario

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u/MIVANO_ 3d ago

Here in Croatia: ABeCeDa

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u/Randomowe_Konto 3d ago

Poland: ABeCaDło

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u/King_Jaahn 3d ago

I put that on toast sometimes.

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u/CoregonusAlbula 3d ago

Found the homeless guy!

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u/thegreattober 3d ago

I love this joke since it requires the knowledge of the whole people-are-broke-because-they-spend-money-on-avocados bad take, but otherwise just sounds like homeless people have a secret supply of them

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u/Vailex11 3d ago

Meanwhile I'm over here stargazing at these jokes going right over my head.

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u/frogNews Can i haz cheeseburger 3d ago

The alphabet itself… and it won! LOL

dont hate me it’s just an okay joke

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u/AcintyaA 3d ago

It was last night.

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u/Adikavid 3d ago

Spanish you can also say Alfabeto.

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u/Aditsea 3d ago

Good meme sir

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u/solderingcircuits 3d ago

true - apparently the reason they can't afford a home

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u/giorgosbouldas 3d ago

Greece: Αλφαβήτα

lol

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u/Jeeps_McCreeps 3d ago

That looks like the entire alphabet all in one

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u/broccoli_meister 3d ago

That is called a 'pangramm'.

A famous example is the sentence

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

used to preview fonts

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u/alma_perdida 3d ago

Lazy ass dog getting absolutely disrespected by local wildlife

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u/JmsChong 3d ago

Αλφάβητο(ς)*

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u/giorgosbouldas 3d ago

Και τα δύο (ή τρία) σωστά είναι

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u/hugthemachines 3d ago

Is it pronounced alfa beta?

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u/giorgosbouldas 3d ago

Yup. With the "e" accented

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u/tlia_tlia 3d ago

To super market

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u/HomieCreeper420 trans rights 3d ago

In Romania it’s ABeCeDar but we call that only a book used in school. For alphabet we have alfabet.

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u/GeckoOBac 3d ago

Same in Italy actually (Abecedario and alfabeto), although I don't think Abecedario is practically used anymore.

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u/Lumielight 3d ago

In Russia we already prefer speak "alfavit" but also we have word "Azbuka" which comes from to old-russian letters "Az" and "Buki"

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u/MoreMagic 3d ago

Could you point that bazuka in another direction, please?

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u/NotSyncK 3d ago

Bulgaria: азбука(azbuka)

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u/tloxscrew 3d ago

Well, Bulgarians use the Cyrillic script, that is derived from Glagolica (first Slavic script), Church Slavic and Greek.

The first letters of Glagolica are Az and Buki, resulting in Az-Buka (instead of f.e. Alfa-Beta).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glagolitic_script

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u/Antierror 3d ago

DIIIOOOOOOO!!

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u/Yammdaff 3d ago

German: ABeCeDe

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u/Makaisaurus 3d ago

Chinese: 字母

’word mother’

Lol

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u/Kaito_Kid_1205 3d ago

Is that a Jojo reference!?!?!

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u/infernusdante 3d ago

GiHIJOTAROOO!!

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u/GhostUnamused_ 3d ago

English: ABCDóooooóooioooofiziskzjxhdskksis

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u/Ignis_1 3d ago

Czechia: abeceda (it is the same)

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u/Mr_Svidrigailov 3d ago

The legend saiys the abeceda was bought to Czechia by ancient tourists who settled in the summer days on the Dalmatian coast.

My favorite tourists by the way.

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u/open-print 3d ago

Slovakia too, and it's perfect because that's literally how we pronounce the letters 'a' 'b' 'c'. They just mushed them together, I love it.

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u/dinmirt 3d ago

In Russia it's Azbuka. First two letters of russian alphabet is А that in old times was Az and Б that was Buky. So basically same concept with local letters

P.S. But it is also common to use Russian alphabet (russkiy alfavit) even in russian

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u/donrip 3d ago

Yeah, that's because Greeks brought the alphabet for Slavic countries, so they could read bible and turn into Christianity...

Funny thing, Az meant "I am" - Я, Buky meant "Letters" - Буквы

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u/Inadover 3d ago

And as a side note, due to pronunciation, it can be understood as ABCDario, as the letter C’s name is ce and letter B’s name is be

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u/gexard 3d ago

I also wanted to clarify this, but you beat me to it!

However, it should be ABCdario. Otherwise it would sound like abecede-ario.

I still got to clarify this!!

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u/Inadover 3d ago

That’s true, my bad. Glad you managed to sneak in at the end :p

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u/F3n1x_ESP 3d ago edited 3d ago

Came just to say this lol.

I think it's interesting that I'm in Spanish you can also say Alfabeto.

Edit: typo.

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u/EntryFinancial9799 3d ago

I also think it's interesting this guy is Spanish

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u/F3n1x_ESP 3d ago

Damn predictive...

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u/Corvo_-Attano Identifies as a Cybertruck 3d ago

I think it's mighty awesome that you chose to keep the typo that most would edit out.

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u/F3n1x_ESP 3d ago

Because that's what heroes do.

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u/HurbleBurble 3d ago

Yeah, alfabeto is the only way I've ever heard it said in spanish. I'm from Miami though, not Spain.

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u/flightofthenochords 3d ago

And sometimes in the US, we call it the ABCs, which are the first three letters of the alphabet.

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u/ZappyBS 3d ago

Australia: AlphaBetCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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u/alterise 3d ago

Surely you mean…

Z⅄XMΛ∩┴SɹQԀONW˥ʞſIHפℲƎpƆʇǝqɐɥdl

:ɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀

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u/BigAlternative5 3d ago

The Oitazed!

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u/Silver_kitty 3d ago

Yeah! Spanish gets the word abecedario from the Latin adjective abecedarius which meant “alphabetical”

Another interesting thing about the word “alphabet” is that we can also very reasonably trace it further back to Phoenician. It’s first letters were “alep” and “bet”. And it’s thought to trace further back to proto-Sinaitic/Canaanite which used something like “alp” and “bayt” as far back as ~1500 BCE, which is considered the earliest trace of alphabetic writing (as opposed to logographic systems like hieroglyphic writing.)

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u/scykei 3d ago

Abecedarian is a word in the English language.

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u/Anti-Vaxx-Mom 3d ago

Yes I am very abecedarian thank you

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u/dcmso 3d ago

Same in Portuguese

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u/AzureArmageddon 3d ago

Colloquially, Hindi speakers can just say "A, B, C", cause everyone remembers the rote memorisation chanting and says it the same way lol

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u/squanchy22400ml 3d ago

No it's called ABCD,even for devnagari we say ka kha ga gha.

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u/potatogodofDoom Lives in a Van Down by the River 3d ago

that's an alphabet book, alphabet in spanish is alfabeto

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u/eastcoastateofmind 3d ago

see even the e is there, not in order but still

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u/Satori_93 3d ago

En España, su origen etimológico también es el griego.

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u/StreetLecture3774 3d ago

Germany: ABC

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u/seffiseff 3d ago

We also say alphabet

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u/SIM8N_ 3d ago

Its my Cake day :)

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u/MoaiMike 3d ago

Mi cerebro acaba de explotar 2 veces seguidas

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u/cantowok 3d ago

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. Good meme sir

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u/ericprogramming Le epic memer 3d ago

Thank you very much :)

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u/xenonbloom333 3d ago

Btw what is the name of the original animation? It seems to be pretty interesting

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u/viniciusah 3d ago

Ratatouille

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u/UberNein Professional Dumbass 3d ago

Bababouille

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u/SonicSpinballPro 3d ago

Hey now

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u/kraftware 3d ago

You're an all star

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u/longlimbslenoir42 3d ago

Get your game on

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u/RedKhomet 3d ago

Go plaaaay

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u/raistlin212 3d ago

Ratatouille (2007), a fantastic Pixar movie. It's on Disney+ is you have that,

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u/skratta_ho Lives in a Van Down by the River 3d ago

It’s Ratitoullie!

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u/Claim_to_Lame 3d ago

Hemmingway said that critics are like men who stand back on a high hill watching a great heroic battle, who then ride in and kill all the survivors.

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u/HomerFlinstone 3d ago

Hemingway was always thinking about war it seems.

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u/IN_to_AG 3d ago

Once you’ve been in one it kind of puts a whole lot into perspective - or out of perspective.

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u/IntMainVoidGang 3d ago

Well yeah.

I was in combat, of a sort. A quote from a Vietnam vet sticks with me:

"People, they ask me when I was in Vietnam. It was last night. It was this morning. Five minutes ago before you asked me. And I will probably go back tonight."

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u/GoodJobNL 3d ago

Depends on what kind of critic. People working for michellin as critic are often getting death threats and have huge impact on restaurants. Downgrading a restaurant from 3 to 2 stars for example, has resolved already a few times in the cook/chef commiting suicide

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u/almisami 3d ago

That's kind of dumb considering how much the third star hinges on novelty...

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u/stiangglanda 3d ago

I like how i heard Egos voice while reading it

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u/duke_skywookie 3d ago

Another fun fact, there are two „o“ in greek alphabet: Omicron (o micron = small o) Omega (o mega = large o)

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u/dark_stars 3d ago edited 3d ago

That’s nothing. There are 7 “i”s in Greek.

Edit : actually just 5, JUST 5.

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u/duke_skywookie 3d ago

I i i i i i i am wondering which they are?

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u/PurpleTriangles 3d ago

Dunno about 7 but modern greek has 5.

Ι (ι), Η (η), Υ (υ) - letters

OI (οι), ΕΙ (ει) - digraphs

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u/LazyOx199 3d ago

I'm greek and have never noticed the micron-mega thing

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u/SupposedlyTropical42 3d ago

Took me a while to notice morphine is named after the Greek god of sleep and dreams..

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u/dirtyswoldman 3d ago edited 3d ago

Heroin gets its name because one of the first guys to use it reported that it made him feel "heroish" or like a hero, confidence wise. I think it was a German inventor, or Russian. Can't remember.

Edit: "Heroisch" German for heroic. It was a German inventor ;)

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u/ericprogramming Le epic memer 3d ago

Heroic is the word

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u/Cpt_James_Holden 3d ago

In English. If the original user was German or Russian, presumably they would not be using modern English as their go-to taxonomy.

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u/FetterHarzer 3d ago

Heroic in German is Heroisch.

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u/Appoxo 3d ago

And also called "Heroin" in Germany :D

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u/MethodicMarshal 3d ago

Per my nutty biochem professor, it was called Heroin because the inventor thought it would be a substantially better alternative to morphine.

Probably wrong, dude was pretty out there lol

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u/Lalidie1 3d ago

It was a German company that’s still active and heavily criticized due to producing ciprofloxacin, a drug crippling thousands of unknowing people

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u/CCLasagana 3d ago

Fuck why? I took it last week after I got an ear infection from hiking in the woods.

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u/gtjack9 3d ago

Is that why he’s called “Morpheus” in The Matrix?

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u/SupposedlyTropical42 3d ago

There is at least another sleep/dream reference, with the ship being called The Nebuchadnezzar, after the Babylonian Leader who was mad and had visions

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u/parxtreh 3d ago

That’s Morpheus tho, makes the Matrix cooler but

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u/totteishere 3d ago

Holy shit really?

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u/No-Shake6849 3d ago

yes, it was Bayer. They also invented Aspirin. They marketed heroin as a better, non addictive alternative to codein as cough medicine. My question: did they not test it AT ALL or just straight up lied?

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u/ayylmaonade 3d ago

They did test it, yes. Medicine, general drug pharmacology & properties weren't understood beyond the basic chemistry and what perceptible effects the drug(s) would produce. The concept of drugs, toxicity, addiction, etc were all driven by very naive mindsets. A great example of this is opium -- many practictioners of the time believed opium as a whole, its extract was the culprit of addiction. Morphine was then isolated from opium and was also advertised as a treatment for opium addiction despite the fact morphine is the main psychoactive compound in opium. "Well, when people use morphine, they no longer use opium! It's a miracle addiction cure!" Fast forward a couple decades and oh no! Morphine is addictive too! Let's create a derivative of it. Now comes along heroin, which is just morphine with acetyl groups bound to the 3 and 6 position. Guess what, same story. "Oh look! Morphine addicts no longer use morphine when they start using heroin! It's a cure!" And so on.

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u/pegothejerk 3d ago

This explains my failed fried fair desserts diet.

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u/MonoShadow 3d ago

Didn't Bayer sell HIV contaminated blood to a LatAm country because they didn't want to write it off as a loss?

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u/No-Shake6849 3d ago

yes, their wiki page of scandals is huuuge. I just copied the part of human rights violations:

Import of raw materials from war zones, financing of unethical drug trials, hindrance of a developing country in the production and marketing of essential drugs, distribution of dangerous plant poisons, exploitation and child labor at raw material suppliers. By importing raw materials, a subsidiary according to the United Nations made a significant contribution to maintaining the war in the Congo

also they own Monsanto

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u/Cornelius_Physales 3d ago

yeah and they produced cyclonB and also used slavelabour from the concentration camps during WW2.

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u/octopoddle 3d ago

"Do you feel addicted?"

"Fuck, no! I feel great!"

"Okay, let's give it to kids."

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u/AlexDotPs 3d ago

I'm Greek and didn't know that. Ty sir

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u/SupposedlyTropical42 3d ago

what about the sun being primarily hydrogen and helium? Helios...

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u/squanchy22400ml 3d ago

What about Asia and Europa

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u/afs5982 3d ago

What about the Boston Tea Party

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u/d2093233 3d ago

Helium is named after the sun because it was first discovered in the spectrum of the suns light.

The name hydrogen comes from latin "hydrogenium" - "water producing", because when you burn it, you get water.

It's actually kind of common for chemical elements to have names derived from ancient greek or latin. At least the ones that were found and named before we had modern chemistry.

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u/parxtreh 3d ago

It’s actually Morpheus like in the Matrix trilogy 😎

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u/moeml 3d ago

Wait until you learn that breakfast has its name cause you're breaking the overnight fasting.

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u/witcherofriviageralt 3d ago

wow! It was right there all along

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u/Cat-PotatoCat 3d ago

Ok i won’t sleep tonight because of you. Thanks

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u/AntarcticanJam 3d ago

Just wait til you learn that SEPTember OCTober NOVember and DECember used to be the 7th 8th 9th and 10th months of the calendar.

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u/retroly 3d ago

what happened to the other 2?

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u/AntarcticanJam 3d ago edited 3d ago

July and August were inserted at some point after Julius and Augustus were emperors. The whole history of the modern Western calendar is pretty interesting.

Edit: I got this kinda wrong. See a couple comments below this.

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u/HeyKid_HelpComputer 3d ago edited 3d ago

Kind of wrong.

January and February were added to the beginning

The months were Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December.

Quintilis through December were the numbered months. Quintilis was renamed July and Sextiles named August for Julius Caesar and Augustus.

Also the days of the week are named after the Sun the Moon and the Norse gods of the planets like Thor and Friga etc

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u/drrhrrdrr 3d ago

Roman gods

Thor and Friga

But in all seriousness, isn't Saturday (Saturn) the only one named after a Roman god?

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u/HeyKid_HelpComputer 3d ago

I said roman but I meant to say Norse gods.

Tiw, Woden, Thor, Friga and then they just kept Saturn's day Suns day and Moons day

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u/Thespian869 3d ago

Those are Norse Gods, not Roman.

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u/lexxite86 3d ago

So you’re saying if it weren’t for the Roman emperors, we’d probably have a Sextember?

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u/HeyKid_HelpComputer 3d ago

One can only have hoped.

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u/Dennis2pro 3d ago

Also note that January was added to the beginning because it refers to the god Janus, to look back on the past year with a new beginning.

This means February is the last month to be added, and refers to purifying (probably because spring starts after this)

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u/notstarwars 3d ago

Named after Febreeze! It all makes sense now!

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u/itsbleyjo 3d ago

Pentulius and sextulius were renamed to honour the Roman emperors. January and February were added to the start of the year to lengthen Winter.

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u/AntarcticanJam 3d ago

Ah yes, that is correct. Thanks for the reminder.

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u/Random_Person_I_Met 3d ago

They went to sleep, bed time.

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u/cokakatta 3d ago

I actually used to think about things like this to go to sleep.

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u/Cat-PotatoCat 3d ago

please i beg you to stop

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u/SandmanSorryPerson 3d ago

There's also no reason the letters are in that order.

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u/hivemindwar 3d ago

I've always had a massive issue with this.

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u/kocharchetan 3d ago

Is that actually true? That's wild

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u/FluffyDiscipline 3d ago

Lovely piece of trivia for the day... I shall pass this wise knowledge on

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u/cinderellamidnight 3d ago

I'm today year old to realize this.

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u/AzureArmageddon 3d ago

MathError: "today" is NaN

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u/fambestera 3d ago

I like bread

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u/DavidNyan10 Plays MineCraft and not FortNite 3d ago

bread is not defined. Did you mean "bread"?

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u/flabbybumhole 3d ago

I need more bread.

"bread" + 1

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u/Ganon2012 3d ago

This reminds me of the tweet by Tim Uppal about the guy who tells his wife they need naan bread after looking at him. Still love that no matter how many times it's posted.

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u/Corvo_-Attano Identifies as a Cybertruck 3d ago

How did you type monospace?

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u/AzureArmageddon 3d ago

Surround your text with backticks `

There's a reddit page for formatting help, also new reddit has a button for this I believe.

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u/Corvo_-Attano Identifies as a Cybertruck 3d ago

Did this work? Thanks

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u/dickcooter 3d ago
 Five spaces also works for me

I thinks

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u/Mister_Shiv 3d ago

Meanwhile, the Persona 4 players are patting themselves on the back.

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u/Fedoraus 3d ago

Do all persona players just define their existence around those games?

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u/floofy-haired-fool can't meme 3d ago

Pretty much

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u/BASSisSlapp 3d ago

Me who learned that in school: pathetic

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u/Adorable_Raspberry20 3d ago

After all these years. My life is a lie. Reddit is a new source of knowledge

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u/MsWhoohWsM 3d ago

In Czech its ABeCeDa (The e´s are there as its pronouced like that)

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u/sansyboi469 3d ago

Like how Pokemon is short for Pocket Monsters.

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u/Its_me_neroid 3d ago

In Greece we call the alphabet

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Alphavito - Alphavita (Το Αλφάβητο - η αλφαβήτα) so yea duh.

Source: I'm Greek hi

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u/ShadowFucca 3d ago

So you're pregnant by Zeus?

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u/AllAlongTheParthenon 3d ago

aren't we all?

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u/Soddington 3d ago

That'll happen when you dress like a total swan.

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u/TunakYourLastTun 3d ago

No her Horse is!

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u/ReactsWithWords 3d ago

Which stands for “Alpha Danny Devito.”

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u/JaKk-St0rm 3d ago

I'm somewhat of an alphabet myself

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u/jsmith4567 3d ago

Hebrew as well. Alph and Bet

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u/tootie 3d ago

Both Greek and Hebrew (and Arabic and several others) derive their alphabets from Phoenician. The Phoenician alphabet is the first to have a recognizable alep and bet.

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u/MingzhiWang 3d ago

just to add another fun fact to this, the letter B is literally the word for house in many middle eastern languages, including arabic and hebrew. they named it house because the letter B looks like a house.

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u/tootie 3d ago

It's actually the other way around. The word "bet" likely meant house before the Phoenician alphabet was written. The character was drawn to resemble a house and the sound attached was the first sound of the spoken word. Probably true of every letter.

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u/MingzhiWang 3d ago

This is true. I'm bad at explaining. The original phoenician alphabet was similar to ancient egyptian hieroglyphics so letters were based on symbols and real world items and the letter B was indeed drawn to look like a house and was therefore named accordingly.

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u/bajuh 3d ago

Which is actually closer to "alphabet" (alefbet)

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u/Antoncool134 3d ago

how is this news and how is it shocking

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u/rat_fossils 3d ago

This was the first fact in Alphabet 101 where I went to school

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u/DarkMelon76 3d ago

Me who is Greek: Always has been

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u/killer-artic 3d ago

Me who realised recently that 24/7 means 24 hours 7 days aka every day of the week

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u/menbrawl 3d ago

Having basic level of education can hurt.

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u/CollegeAssDiscoDorm 3d ago

Bro wait until you find out about the Futhark.

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u/harshwardhanpatil211 3d ago

In India marathi language it's अ ब क ड (ABCD)

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u/ThanosSanchez27 3d ago

And alpha and beta come from the hebraic letters aleph and bet, so in a way, all the alphabet comes from jewish letters

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u/QuantumSigma 3d ago

They have a common ancestor of Phoenician, it didn’t come directly from Hebrew

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u/I_need_bigger_boobs 3d ago

Thank the Phoenicians!

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u/nabladabla 3d ago

And in hebrew the word is alephbet

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u/ShotBar6438 3d ago

You mean phoenician, surely.

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u/HooplahMan 3d ago

You mean proto-Canaanite, surely

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u/Jamesaliba 3d ago

if u look at the A and B shape they really started with phoenecians. u can see the derivation from hielogeyphs but they took their major shape upgrade with phoenecians

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph

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u/YASH_PROBABLY 3d ago

I don't use alphabet in my sentance bcoz Chad face sigma male omg omg omg omg omg 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱