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Amathophobia is the fear of dust.

A map of Brittany and the dialects of the Breton language.

80% of all the almonds in the world are grown in California.

Ambisinistrous is the opposite of ambidextrous. It means ‘no good with either hand’.

The word ambulance comes from the French for ‘walking’.

In Breton, the language of the north-western French region of Brittany, the singulative marker is marked with the suffix -enn. So, while the noun gwez meaning ‘trees’ (as a collective), the word gwezenn means ‘a single tree’. Interestingly, – well, from a linguistic point of view – the latter can even be made into the regular plural gwezenno├╣ meaning ‘several trees individually’.

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