Programmer, opera singer, actor, textual editor.
By itself, that’s wrong. “-ius” with plural “-ii” is perfectly good Latin—for example, “filius”-“son”—“filii”-”sons”. However, “Prius” is not a Latin noun.
“Pronk” should be. It’s a perfectly good word in real dictionaries.
I agree, though they were more like toy glockenspiels. (Xylophones are made of wood, and go “Tonk!”, rather than “Ding!”. [Marimbas are also made of wood, but they have large resonating tubes, and go “Poong!”.])
The answer to the given question is that turning the page and writing are not the same action. Turning the page from right to left advances to the writing under it from left to right. As to why European alphabets go one way while others go the other, it’s mainly a question of what works best for right-handed people, given what writing instrument was in use when the language started being written. Brushes work best right to left; pens work best left to right.
“If he can say, as you can / ‘Guiness is good for you’ / How grand to be a toucan— / Just think what two can do” (attributed to Dorothy L. Sayers)
“Quantity surveying” is British for cost estimating (of a construction project).
Nah! That one’s name is “Toucan Sam”.
Hollywood writers tend to use their friends’ names or the names of dead people important enough to be in encyclopedias, but not important enough for their estates to bother with a lawsuit.
Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Queen is Freddy Mercury’s band.
“Tiktok”, or, later, “Tik-Tok”. He first appears in “Ozma of Oz”, the third canonical book of the series, when Dorothy finds him wound down in a cave.