Interesting facts – English Language

Listing a few interesting facts in English Language:

  • No words in the English language rhyme with “month”, “orange”, “silver” or “purple”.
  • “Hungry” and “Angry” are the only words in the English language that end in “-gry.
  • The number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it – FOUR
  •  Did you know the word ‘Underground’ is the only word that begins and ends with the letters ‘und’.
  •  The word ‘Uncopyrightable’ is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter.
  •  The word ‘Typewriter’ is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard.
  • Did you know the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet.
  •  The word ‘Rhythm’ is the longest word without a vowel.
  •  “Dreamt” is the only word that ends in mt.
  •  Did you know there are only 3 sets of letters on a keyboard which are in alphabetical order – ‘F G H’,  ‘J K L’,  ‘O P’
  •  “queue”  :  The word “queue” is the only word in the English Language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  •  “Dammit I’m mad” is the same spelt backwards
  • “Set” of all the words in the English Language, the word “set” has the most definitions.
  •  “Bookkeeper” & “Bookkeeping” are only words in English language with three consecutive double letters.
  •  The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.
  •  The most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I’
  •  The dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  •  There are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)
  •  The oldest word in the English language is ‘town’.
  •  The word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.
  • The past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’.
  • The first English dictionary was written in 1755.

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