Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Commonly Used Internet Terms Was First Used In A Similar Context Back In The 17th Century?

Trolling
Phishing
Unfriending
Flaming

Answer: Unfriending

The modern and common use of the word “unfriend” as a verb, as in “I unfriended Steve after he posted pictures from his bachelor party on my wall so that my boss could see them.”, came to prominence with the rise of Facebook as a social media platform—alongside the use of “friending” as a verb to describe adding someone to your friends list on the service.

The first use of “unfriend” as a verb dates back to the middle of the 17th century, however, where it was used by Thomas Fuller to indicate the loss of friends. An example, as used by Fuller, is: “I Hope, Sir, that we are not mutually Un-friended by this Difference which hath happened betwixt us.”

It clearly embodied the modern meaning long before the verb would be used within the context of the internet and virtual lists of friends even existed (the first known internet usage is in a conversation on Usenet dated to 2003).

Trivia

Very Hard

Jim Henson’s Adult-Oriented Puppet Comedy Was Called?

Trivia

Hard

The Original Aerosol Can Was Invented To Apply What?

Trivia

Easy

Which Visible Color Has The Highest Frequency?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Pigments Is Also A Life Saving Medicine?

Trivia

Hard

Chroma Key Special FX Backgrounds Are More Frequently Green Than Blue Thanks To?

Trivia

Hard

Which Candy Was Originally Produced Using Decommissioned World War II Machinery?

Trivia

Hard

On the Pacific Island of Yap Citizens Used What Unconventional Item as Currency?

Trivia

Easy

For the Indian Auto Market, Car Makers Build Special What?

Trivia

Hard

Who Invented The Countdown?