Breadcrumb Home > Ask the Editors Archive > Language Cite Ask the Editors Archive Language Jump to a category: - Any -CountriesCivicsFoodAwardsLanguageSportsMoviesAnimalsScienceHumanityUS CitiesUS HistoryMiscellanyArtsMoneyGeographyMathUS StatesInventionsPeopleReligionLiteratureCalendarRace GenderNatureUS StatisticsAstronomyPresidentsWeatherTelevisionHistoryIndex What's a Black Maria? Do people actually speak Esperanto? I am confused and hope that you can help. When I do an Internet search for "the die is cast" it comes up spelled two different ways: Iacta alea est and Jacta alea est (and for that matter Alea jacta est). How do I know which one is the correct derivation? Why are policemen called "cops"? What is the term for the carved decorative feminine figure found on the bow of wooden ships? I was doing a project on the state of California and I was wondering what the all the different languages spoken in California are? What is the definition of a third world country and where did it come from? Are there first, second, and fourth world countries? Can the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. be used interchangably? If not, why not? I have always used them to mean "as an example," or "for example". Could you tell me the origin of the phrase, "passing the buck?" Is there a name for the plastic covering at the end of a shoelace? Where does the name California come from? What is the etymology of the word "trivia"? I was wondering if you could suggest to me where I could find the Bangladesh language on the Internet or maybe even a book that might help. I seem to be coming up with nothing. What does the "p" in p-coat stand for? What is the meaning of the abbreviation "sic"? Where does the name California come from? Where did the saying "It ain't over until the fat lady sings" come from? What is the longest word in your dictionary? What do you call the metal thing at the end of the pencil that holds the eraser on? Why is unwanted e-mail referred to as "spam"? Pagination Current page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Next page Next ? Last page Last ? Top Ten Frequently Asked QuestionsOther Archives:Feature ArchivePoll ArchiveQuiz ArchiveTimeline ArchiveTop Ten Archive? TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. December 2020 Current Events: US News Origins of the Christmas Holiday The Top 10 Desk Chairs This List of Favorite Islands will Make You Remember Why You Loved Poptropica So Much Winter Holiday Roundup How U.S. Presidential Elections Work ??