T O P

It took a while to realize that tbh

It took a while to realize that tbh

Lodjuplo

Here in Spain it comes from the alphabet itself: **AB**e**C**e**D**ario


MIVANO_

Here in Croatia: ABeCeDa


Randomowe_Konto

Poland: ABeCaDło


King_Jaahn

I put that on toast sometimes.


CoregonusAlbula

Found the homeless guy!


thegreattober

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


Vailex11

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


frogNews

The alphabet itself… and it won! LOL ^(dont hate me it’s just an okay joke)


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Aditsea

Good meme sir


solderingcircuits

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


giorgosbouldas

Greece: Αλφαβήτα lol


Jeeps_McCreeps

That looks like the entire alphabet all in one


broccoli_meister

That is called a 'pangramm'. A famous example is the sentence > The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog used to preview fonts


alma_perdida

Lazy ass dog getting absolutely disrespected by local wildlife


Blyatron

Fox gang


JmsChong

Αλφάβητο(ς)\*


giorgosbouldas

Και τα δύο (ή τρία) σωστά είναι


hugthemachines

Is it pronounced alfa beta?


giorgosbouldas

Yup. With the "e" accented


tlia_tlia

To super market


HomieCreeper420

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


GeckoOBac

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


Lumielight

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


MoreMagic

Could you point that bazuka in another direction, please?


NotSyncK

Bulgaria: азбука(azbuka)


tloxscrew

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


Antierror

DIIIOOOOOOO!!


Yammdaff

German: ABeCeDe


Makaisaurus

Chinese: 字母 *’word mother’* Lol


Kaito_Kid_1205

Is that a Jojo reference!?!?!


infernusdante

GiHIJOTAROOO!!


GhostUnamused_

English: ABCDóooooóooioooofiziskzjxhdskksis


Ignis_1

Czechia: abeceda (it is the same)


Mr_Svidrigailov

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.


open-print

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.


dinmirt

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


Significant_Mall4808

Azbuka ≠ Alfavit


donrip

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


Inadover

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


gexard

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!!


Inadover

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


F3n1x_ESP

Came just to say this lol. I think it's interesting that ~~I'm~~ in Spanish you can also say Alfabeto. Edit: typo.


EntryFinancial9799

I also think it's interesting this guy is Spanish


F3n1x_ESP

Damn predictive...


feignapathy

I guess it's r/mildlyinteresting


Corvo_-Attano

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


F3n1x_ESP

Because that's what heroes do.


HurbleBurble

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


flightofthenochords

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


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alterise

Surely you mean… **Z⅄XMΛ∩┴SɹQԀONW˥ʞſIHפℲƎpƆ**ʇǝ**q**ɐɥdl**∀** :ɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀


BigAlternative5

The Oitazed!


Silver_kitty

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.)


scykei

Abecedarian is a word in the English language.


Anti-Vaxx-Mom

Yes I am very abecedarian thank you


dcmso

Same in Portuguese


AzureArmageddon

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


squanchy22400ml

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


potatogodofDoom

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


eastcoastateofmind

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


Satori_93

En España, su origen etimológico también es el griego.


StreetLecture3774

Germany: ABC


seffiseff

We also say alphabet


SIM8N_

Its my Cake day :)


MoaiMike

Mi cerebro acaba de explotar 2 veces seguidas


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Thank you very much :)


xenonbloom333

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


viniciusah

Ratatouille


UberNein

Bababouille


SonicSpinballPro

Hey now


kraftware

You're an all star


longlimbslenoir42

Get your game on


RedKhomet

Go plaaaay


PastorsPlaster

Mom's spitouille


raistlin212

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


skratta_ho

It’s Ratitoullie!


Claim_to_Lame

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.


HomerFlinstone

Hemingway was always thinking about war it seems.


IN_to_AG

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


IntMainVoidGang

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."


Claim_to_Lame

https://youtu.be/PUB9D78ajmI


GoodJobNL

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


almisami

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


stiangglanda

I like how i heard Egos voice while reading it


duke_skywookie

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


RacistImmigrant91

Ο ο Ω ω


pavlosle

That's what she said.


broccoli_meister

oωo


Enchanted_Pickaxe

ω===D ~~~


mint1111

𓂺


flabbybumhole

ο Ω Ο ω


dark_stars

That’s nothing. There are 7 “i”s in Greek. Edit : actually just 5, JUST 5.


duke_skywookie

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


PurpleTriangles

Dunno about 7 but modern greek has 5. Ι (ι), Η (η), Υ (υ) - letters OI (οι), ΕΙ (ει) - digraphs


LazyOx199

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


SupposedlyTropical42

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


dirtyswoldman

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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Heroic is the word


Cpt_James_Holden

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


FetterHarzer

Heroic in German is Heroisch.


Appoxo

And also called "Heroin" in Germany :D


MethodicMarshal

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


Lalidie1

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


CCLasagana

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


gtjack9

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


SupposedlyTropical42

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


parxtreh

That’s Morpheus tho, makes the Matrix cooler but


totteishere

Holy shit really?


No-Shake6849

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?


ayylmaonade

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.


pegothejerk

This explains my failed fried fair desserts diet.


MonoShadow

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


No-Shake6849

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


Cornelius_Physales

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


octopoddle

"Do you feel addicted?" "Fuck, no! I feel great!" "Okay, let's give it to kids."


AlexDotPs

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


SupposedlyTropical42

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


squanchy22400ml

What about Asia and Europa


afs5982

What about the Boston Tea Party


d2093233

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.


parxtreh

It’s actually Morpheus like in the Matrix trilogy 😎


moeml

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


witcherofriviageralt

wow! It was right there all along


FluffyDiscipline

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


Cat-PotatoCat

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


AntarcticanJam

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


retroly

what happened to the other 2?


AntarcticanJam

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.


HeyKid_HelpComputer

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


drrhrrdrr

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


HeyKid_HelpComputer

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


Thespian869

Those are Norse Gods, not Roman.


lexxite86

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


HeyKid_HelpComputer

One can only have hoped.


Dennis2pro

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)


notstarwars

Named after Febreeze! It all makes sense now!


itsbleyjo

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


AntarcticanJam

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


Random_Person_I_Met

They went to sleep, bed time.


cokakatta

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


Cat-PotatoCat

please i beg you to stop


SandmanSorryPerson

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


hivemindwar

I've always had a massive issue with this.


kocharchetan

Is that actually true? That's wild


SandmanSorryPerson

Yeah you can put them in any order and it doesn't change anything. Would fuck up sorting strings on computers though haha Edit: a word.


jsusywjwius2u2

Put them in what order ?


cinderellamidnight

I'm today year old to realize this.


AzureArmageddon

`MathError: "today" is NaN`


fambestera

I like bread


DavidNyan10

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


flabbybumhole

I need more bread. "bread" + 1


nefariousmonkey

bread1


Techiedad91

I. Love. Bread.


DavidNyan10

" Love" is not a method or an object of "I"


Ganon2012

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.


Corvo_-Attano

How did you type monospace?


AzureArmageddon

Surround your text with backticks ` There's a reddit page for formatting help, also new reddit has a button for this I believe.


dickcooter

Five spaces also works for me `I thinks`


Corvo_-Attano

`Did this work? Thanks`


Mister_Shiv

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


Fedoraus

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


Pebbles57

Yes


floofy-haired-fool

Pretty much


sansyboi469

Like how Pokemon is short for Pocket Monsters.


RoboBagons

Stop


BASSisSlapp

Me who learned that in school: pathetic


Adorable_Raspberry20

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


MsWhoohWsM

In Czech its **AB**e**C**e**D**a (The e´s are there as its pronouced like that)


Its_me_neroid

In Greece we call the alphabet . . . Alphavito - Alphavita (Το Αλφάβητο - η αλφαβήτα) so yea duh. Source: I'm Greek hi


ShadowFucca

So you're pregnant by Zeus?


AllAlongTheParthenon

aren't we all?


Soddington

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


TunakYourLastTun

No her Horse is!


JaKk-St0rm

I'm somewhat of an alphabet myself


jsmith4567

Hebrew as well. Alph and Bet


tootie

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*.


MingzhiWang

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.


tootie

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.


bajuh

Which is actually closer to "alphabet" (alefbet)


Antoncool134

how is this news and how is it shocking


rat_fossils

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


DarkMelon76

Me who is Greek: Always has been


killer-artic

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


menbrawl

Having basic level of education can hurt.


CollegeAssDiscoDorm

Bro wait until you find out about the Futhark.


harshwardhanpatil211

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


ThanosSanchez27

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


QuantumSigma

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


I_need_bigger_boobs

Thank the Phoenicians!


nabladabla

And in hebrew the word is alephbet


ShotBar6438

You mean phoenician, surely.


HooplahMan

You mean proto-Canaanite, surely


Jamesaliba

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


Jamesaliba

lol i think u mean phoenecian https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet_(letter)


sans_of_clubs

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