Archive for August 18th, 2017

Fun Fact Friday, Number Thirty-Seven!

August 18, 2017

The category for today’s trivial imponderable is “music/instruments.”  Do you know what kind of instrument (string, woodwind, percussion, or brass) is an English horn?

Well, first of all, it is not a brass instrument; it is not a horn, and, it isn’t even English.  An English horn is technically a woodwind (and alto oboe) with an angled mouthpiece.  The word “English” is actually a mis-translation from the French word for “angled.”

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong, by Dr. Rod L. Evans.