21 Interesting English language facts
21 Interesting English Language Facts.
No words in the English language rhymes 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 of the English alphabet. *(Pack my box with five dozen Liquor jugs – all 26 English alphabeticals)*
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’
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.