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Did word “beavis” mean anything before Beavis&Butthead series were aired?

In other words,why Mike Judge named one of characters "Beavis"? Was there also some slang meaning or word play behind it as in "Butthead"?
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What is meant by Gently, Bentley? [closed]

I'm reading the book called Far & Away written by Andrew Solomon and i see there is a sentence like below. Her sharpest reprimand was the occasional "Gently, Bentley!". Any idea, what exact ...
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Is it true that only the positions of the first and last letter in a word matter, the rest can be scrambled?

I read this sometime ago, Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabridge uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ...
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Do the Eskimo/Inuit languages really have more words for snow than English

I've read in some sources that there are more words in the Eskimo/Inuit language to describe types of snow that have arisen out of necessity. I've also read in other sources that this is just urban ...