Beauty of English Language
On the occasion of ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY here are some Interesting facts about 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’ ?
♦️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 3 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.