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Answer this question to confirm your identity: What is the first name of the boy or girl that you first kissed?

Types of road crossings

Zebra Crossing's distinguishing feature is alternating dark and light stripes on the road surface. The similarity of these markings to those of a zebra give the crossing's name.  A zebra crossing typically gives extra rights of way to pedestrians. A Pelican Crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing featuring a pair of poles each with a standard set of traffic lights facing oncoming traffic, a push button and two illuminated, coloured pictograms facing the pedestrian from across the road - a red, stationary person to indicate that it is not safe to cross, and a green, walking person to indicate that it is safe to do so. The name is derived from PELICON, a portmanteau of pedestrian light controlled. Puffin crossings are electronically controlled. Sensor sensure that the red light shows until the pedestrianhas safely crossed the road. These crossings don’t have a fashing amber light; they have a steady amberlight, like normal traffic lights. Its name is an abreviation of pedes


This everyday word has undergone several changes in its history. It began life in the late 1500s as god be with you (or ye) , spelled variously as god be wy ye , god b'uy , and so on. The first part changed to good either on analogy with such other greetings as good day, good morning and good night , or as a euphemistic deformation to avoid the blasphemy of saying god (taboo avoidance) - or due to a combination of the two. The various independent words in god be with you were amalgamated into one, goodbye , and ultimately even this was shortened (clipped) to bye . (L. Campbell, historical linguistics.)


Rapunzel is a young girl born with glowing magic hair, Living with her false mother with an evil flare. Trapped inside a tower fifty feet high, She uses her hair to swing around likes she could fly. (By Brenda Sheng)


Cinderella is a girl with a heart of gold, Her mean and ugly sisters make her do as she is told, She shops and cooks and washes but they don't pay her a penny They buy themselves all sorts of things but don't give Cinderella any. (By Brenda Sheng)