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Jun 20, 2024

[Answer] What is a Whoopee cushion?

Step 1 : Introduction to the question " What is a Whoopee cushion? "


A whoopee cushion (also spelled whoopey cushion or whoopie cushion) is a practical joke device, which emulates the sound of flatulence.

The whoopee cushion has reportedly been used since ancient times. Roman Emperor Elagabalus was said to enjoy practical jokes at his dinner parties and often placed whoopee cushions under the chairs of his more pompous guests. The 10th-century Aghlabid emir of Ifriqiya, Ziyadat Allah III, is said to have enjoyed hiding inflated animal bladders under the cushions of his palace for unsuspecting guests to sit on.

The modern rubber whoopee cushion was invented in the 1930s by the JEM Rubber Co. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by employees who were experimenting with scrap sheets of rubber. The company's owner approached Samuel Sorenson Adams, inventor of numerous practical jokes and owner of S.S. Adams Co., with the newly invented item; however, Adams thought that it was "too vulgar" and would never sell. JEM then offered the idea to the Johnson Smith Company, which sold it with great success. Adams later released its own version, calling it the Razzberry Cushion.

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[Answer] What is the masculine version of “belle” (beautiful)?

Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What is the masculine version of “belle” (beautiful)?"

...French nouns are either masculine or feminine (just as they are in other Romance languages). To describe something as “beautiful” the speaker needs to determine if that noun is masculine or feminine before deciding which adjective to use. To say “a beautiful day,” the phrase “une belle journée” is used, because in French, “day” (“journée”) is feminine. To call a dog “beautiful” (or “handsome”), say “un beau chien." The noun for "dog" itself is masculine, no matter the actual gender of the dog. Therefore, "beau"

[Answer] Which phrase means “My name is…”?

Step 1 : Introduction to the question "Which phrase means “My name is…”?"

...The most common response to “Comment vous appelez-vous?” (“What is your name?”) or “Comment tu t’appelles?” (the informal version) is “Je m’appelle” which translates to “I call myself.” This response works in any setting. As with any language, there are multiple ways to answer a question. An uncommon response, but one that you might hear, is “Mon nom est” meaning “My name is.” A more casual way to respond is “Moi, c'est Marie” meaning, “I am Marie.”

[Answer] The question “Parlez-vous anglais?” means what?

Step 1 : Introduction to the question "The question “Parlez-vous anglais?” means what?"

...The best choice of phrase when asking if someone speaks English is “Parlez-vous anglais?” It comes from the French verb “parler” meaning “to speak/talk” while “anglais” means “English.” (In French, the names of languages are not capitalized.) This is the formal or more polite way to ask the question, and is a good go-to if you’re speaking to someone that you’ve never met.

[Answer] What is the most common way to say “goodbye” in French?

Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What is the most common way to say “goodbye” in French?"

...“Bonjour” and “au revoir” are taught on day one of French class. To say hello (or even “good morning”) to someone, the French say “bonjour.” To say goodbye, the most common choice is “au revoir” which literally means “to the seeing again,” from the French verb “voir” (“to see”). Other more specific ways to say goodbye in French include “bonne journée” (“have a nice day”) and “à bientôt” (“see you later”).