Hey everyone, The point of this thread is to share the new thing you have learned today, that you never knew about till now. I've been reading a lot about the history of England and how the language evolved over the years and how different expressions came into existence. And I've learned so much - things I never knew. I'm also currently reading a book by Meave Binchy, Heart&Soul where one character insists that others learn one new thing every day. So.... I decided to bring A New Thing Everyday to GF *Waiting for applause* So I'll start. I learned that Cymru, which is Welsh for Wales, comes from the word compatriots. Now that in itself might not be interesting, but the reason for that is because when the Romano-Britons fled from the invading Vikings (Correct me if I'm wrong) to the area of Wales of today, they felt they were compatriots in the fight against the Vikings.