Programmer, opera singer, actor, textual editor.
He must indeed remember back that far. That’s a 16-key phone, an experimental model that never got out of Bell Labs!
But the present-day English-language division of “tortoise” and “turtle” is quite modern. Only a couple of centuries ago, “turtle” always meant “turtledove” (the bird) and a shelled reptile was always a “tortoise”. But, perhaps because English sailors mixed up “turtle” with the French word “tortue”, we finally ended up where we are now.
“But in spite of hanky-panky, / I remain a true-born Yankee, / A cute American!”—(Only one word changed from W. S. Gilbert’s short-lived attempt to write “USS Pinafore” [No, really. Look it up!])
But I confess I do not see the connection between Boris “Boris” Johnson and Fritzy Ritz’s niece. Unless—she’s crossing the floor?
“Algeria” and “Algebra” are related in that they both begin with “al-”, which is Arabic for “the”. “Algae” is the plural of “alga”, which is Latin for “seaweed”.
I know two different people whose real name is “Hiawatha”.
It’s not sheep skin. More like sheep skin oil. It used to be most famous as a key ingredient in Wildroot Cream Oil Hair Tonic.
You got it. It’s used as one of many softening agents, and the total softening agents total around 1%–2% of the mix.
FWIW, the expression is really, “No ifs, ans, or buts.” An used to be an alternate to if, as in, “We shall laugh at this, an we meet again.” Sometimes the two were combined as an if.
“Range” does not rhyme with “orange” at all. A rhyme must begin on an accented vowel, and the “a” in “orange” is not accented. And even if it were, then you’d be rhyming “oRANGE” with “RANGE”, and that’s not a rhyme either, because it starts on the R, which is a consonant.
I was in Washington a couple of years ago for a family wedding, and the cherry blossoms were out. And that was kinda weird, because it was New Year’s Day (no kidding!).