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Interesting facts about language

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 4 14

Interesting facts about language

Interesting Facts

  1. Go is the shortest complete sentence in the English language
  2. Bookkeeper is only one word in the English language which has three consecutive sets of double letters.
  3. Underground is only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters und.
  4. E is the most used letter in English language.
  5. Q is least used letter in English language letter.
  6. 4 is only number whose # of letters is equals to its name.
  7. One is only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.
  8. Set words in the English language, has the most definitions.
  9. Forty is only number which has its letters in alphabetical order.
  10. Indivisibility is only word in the English language which has one vowel which occurs five times
  11. Almost is the shortest word in the English language with all letters in alphabetical order in a word
  12. Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed","proceed," "exceed," and "succeed."
  13. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis.This word means a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust.
  14. The other longest word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultra-microscopicsilicovolcanoconioses but it's plural.
  15. There is no word that rhymes with "orange", "silver", and "purple"or "month".
  16. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
  17. Toughest tongue twister in English is- "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick".
  18. 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 and herein.
  19. Somalia is the only African country in which the entire population speaks the same language, "Somali"
  20. English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words in all world languages.
  21. English has more synonyms than all the languages in the world.
  22. Vietnamese language Sedang has most vowels (55) sounds.
  23. All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English.
  24. The Chinese language does not require punctuation.
  25. Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the capital" in the Korean language.



Nov 4, 2010 5:23pm
Thank you for some very interesting (and funny) facts about language!
Nov 4, 2010 10:01pm
I love language facts like this!
Nov 6, 2010 11:11am
Very cool stuff here!
Nov 7, 2010 8:59am
Yes, lots of cool facts!
Nov 8, 2010 2:48pm
doris-thabks for nice comments
Nov 9, 2010 9:20am
Really interesting, get more.
Nov 17, 2010 12:26pm
original -thnaks for nice commnets
Dec 1, 2010 3:12pm
dpeach -thanks for nice comments
Dec 9, 2010 10:55pm
Dec 17, 2010 3:05pm
aguy-thanks for nice comments
May 10, 2011 11:29am
Nice one - some cool information about language there.
Sep 16, 2011 8:46am
Very interesting, love fact-articles!
Oct 5, 2011 8:25pm
Great article! If your interested in Language I have an article on the subject. Hopefully you will enjoy that too :)
Dec 6, 2011 3:09am
Fun facts on language. I loved the toughest tongue twister.
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