English is the most widely spoken language in the world. This is the reason why most of the people want to learn “How to Speak in English”. Do you know there are lots of interesting facts about the English language? We at Pencil Text are here to introduce you to few of them.
- There is no word in the English language which rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
- “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. Do you know what is special about this sentence? Every letter of the English language has been used in this sentence and this type of sentence is known as “Pangram”. Source- pan-gram.com
- The longest word that can be spelled without repeating any letter is “uncopyrightable”. Source- picsforfb.com
- “I Am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
- Most of the English words begin with the letter “S” than any other Alphabet.
- Cowards have been called Chickens since 14th Century.
- ‘Pronunciation’ is the most mispronounced word in the English language.
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- The most difficult tongue twister is “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”. It has been recorded as the toughest tongue twister in the Guinness World Records. Why not try it on your friends?
- Pupabhobia is a fear of Dolls and Puppets.
- In 16th Century Twirk (spelled with an E, not I) meant “to twist the hair of the moustache”.
- The feeling of calmness that follows a pleasant dream is called Euneirophrenia.
- The word Comet comes from a Greek word meaning “long-haired star”.
- Cluck-and-grunt was 1930’s slang for Ham and Eggs.
- On average, for every letter Q used in written English there will be 56 E’s.
- A belter-werrits is a teasing or annoying child.
- The word Mediocre literally means “halfway up the mountain”.
- The proper name for cutting your own hair is Self-tonsorialism.
- “E” is the most commonly used letter in the English language.
- The longest word in English has 45 letters- ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’; it is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling silicon dust.
- One Billion people speak English. That’s 1 in every 7 on Earth!
- “I”, “We”, “Two” and “Three” are among the most ancient English words.
- The longest common word without vowel is ‘Rhythm’.
- 80% of the information stored on all computers in the world is in English.
- The word “Queue” is pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed.
- ‘Time’ is the most commonly used Noun in English.
- “LOL” was formally recognised in 2011’s update of Oxford English Dictionary.
- The day after tomorrow is called “Over morrow”.
- A new word in English is created every 98 minutes.
- Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom.
- Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.
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