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Old 01-01-2017, 07:44 PM   #46
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DYK that a total of 48 footballs are prepared for play in every NFL game? Each team brings 24 footballs (12 for primary use and 12 as back-up)
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DYK- There are two states that have only one consonant-IOWA, OHIO
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DYK-There are seven states that use only one vowel
ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARKANSAS

KANSAS

MISSISSIPPI

NEW JERSEY

TENNESSEE

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Charlas Dickens "The Christmas Carol" has the most remakes, 100's if not 1000's

The remakes (and adaptations) can be found in:

Theatre
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Radio
Television
Animated
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Novels
IMO the 1984 "A Christmas Carol" (George C. Scott) and 1970's "Scrooge" (Albert Finney) were the best productions of A Christmas Carol.
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Los Angeles was originaly named El Pueblo de Nuestra Seńora la Reina de los Ángeles...The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels.
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DYK-There are seven states that use only one vowel
ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARKANSAS

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NEW JERSEY

TENNESSEE
The "Y" in New Jersey is a vowel.
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DYK There are streets in Washington, D.C., named after all 50 US states, and
there is an annual, "50 States Ride" an urban adventure by bicycle, taking riders for a 62-mile ride down all 50 state-named streets of the District and going through all 8 wards of the city. The 13 Colonies Ride is a 15-mile downtown DC bike ride on the streets named after the original 13 colonies.
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The "Y" in New Jersey is a vowel.
So how is it used as a vowel in "Jersey?"

It is true that the letter "y" can be used as a "vowel," but it is a consonant.

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How can it be an consonant when it's not pronounced?
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DYK-There are seven states that use only one vowel
ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARKANSAS

KANSAS

MISSISSIPPI

NEW JERSEY

TENNESSEE
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The "Y" in New Jersey is a vowel.

How can it be an consonant when it's not pronounced?

True I stand CORRECTED!!!

So there are six states that use only one vowel

ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARKANSAS

KANSAS

MISSISSIPPI

TENNESSEE
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DYK- The rule "I" before "E", except after "C" has at least 98 words that break that rule.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Categ...t_after_C_rule
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True I stand CORRECTED!!!

So there are six states that use only one vowel

ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARKANSAS

KANSAS

MISSISSIPPI

TENNESSEE
Actually, I think I have to stand corrected.

The "y" in Jersey was most likely originally pronounced as a "j" sound and used as a consonant.
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DYK In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory!
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IMO the 1984 "A Christmas Carol" (George C. Scott) and 1970's "Scrooge" (Albert Finney) were the best productions of A Christmas Carol.
you mean the best out of the ones you've seen.

The best ones that I've seen are the ones with Alistair Sim, Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott, Albert Finney and Mr. Magoo. Oh and also Mickey Mouse.
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