Saturday, February 19, 2011

Interesting and Funny Facts of English Language

  • No word in the English language rhymes with Month, orange, silver or purple.
  • 'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'MT '. (Are you doubting this?)
  • The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.
    (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)
  • The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right Or right to left (palindromes).
    (Yep, I knew you were going to 'do' this one.)
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': Tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
    (You're not possibly doubting this, are you ?)
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
    (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, A E I O U)
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
    (All you typists are going to test this out)
  • What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
  • "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper
  • There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility."
  • There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
  • Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed": "proceed", "exceed" and "succeed."
  • Of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.
  • "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.
  • "Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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