18 Interesting facts about English

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We all have learnt fascinating things in our English classes but I’m sure you haven’t heard these facts before. Let’s have a look at them.

Here are 18 interesting facts about English.

1. ‘E’ is the most frequently used letter in the English language. In fact, as many as one in eight of all the letters inscribed in English is ‘e’.

2. More English words initiate with the letter ‘S’ than with any other letter of the alphabet.

3. ‘I am.’ is the shortest complete sentence in the English dialectal.

4. The lengthiest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letter is ‘uncopyrightable’.

5. Shakespeare created several words, such as birthplace, blushing, undress, torture and many more.

6. Do you know what is distinct about the following sentence?

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

This type of sentence is called a ‘pangram’ as it customs every letter in the English linguistic.

Source: Tweetsby

7. The lengthiest word in English has 45 letters- ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’. It is a type of lung illness caused by inhaling ash and sand dust.

Source: MentalFloss

8. There is no word in the English dialectal that rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.

9. ‘Queueing’ is the only word with five successive vowels (five vowels in a row). This is a prodigious word to use when you play hangman!

10. English essentially originates from what is now called North West Germany and the Netherlands.

11. Due to a printing mistake, there was a word in the English dictionary from 1932 to 1940 which didn’t have a meaning. The word was ‘Dord’ and it turned out to be known as ‘ghost word’.

12. ‘Pronunciation’ is the word which is most mispronounced in the English linguistic!

13. English is the certified language of the sky! It doesn’t matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Source: Translatemedia.

14.The most tough tongue twister in the English language is “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”. Why not try it out on your groups and see if any of your friends can say it without making a blunder?

15. Roughly one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

16. The initial English dictionary was written in 1755.

17. The oldest English term that is still in practice is ‘town’.

18. Over 80% of the data stored on computers around the globe is in English.

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