Punxsutawney Phil tweets: five little-known facts about Groundhog Day 2011

Punxsutawney Phil has been prognosticating about when spring will come since the 1880s. Here are five Punxsutawney Phil tidbits you may not have heard ahead of Groundhog Day 2011.

Phil speaks only to a select few

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    Punxsutawney Phil, right, is held by Ben Hughes after emerging from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow and forecast six more weeks of winter weather in 2010.
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According to legend, he delivers his prediction verbally to the Groundhog Club president, using a special language called “Groundhogese.” Don’t bother eavesdropping though, because the language is only understood by the Groundhog Club’s inner circle.

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