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Interesting Facts about the English Language

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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.


  1. There is no word in the English language which rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

English language which rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple                                                                                Source- en.hydo.org


  1. “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”.Pangram                                                                       Source- pan-gram.com


  1. The longest word that can be spelled without repeating any letter is “uncopyrightable”.uncopyrightable                                                                       Source- picsforfb.com


  1. “I Am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
    I am                                                             Source- lifechangersministfriesintl.com


  1. Most of the English words begin with the letter “S” than any other Alphabet.
    S alphabet                                                               Source- positivewordsresearch.com
  1. Cowards have been called Chickens since 14th Century.
                                                                              Source- sensebin.com


  1. ‘Pronunciation’ is the most mispronounced word in the English language.
    Pronounciation                                                             Source – eoi-nivelbasico1.blogspot.com


  1. 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?
    sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick                                                                 Source- .bloomsbury-international.com


  1. Pupabhobia is a fear of Dolls and Puppets.
    Pupabhobia                                                                         Source- Jadelstein.com
  1. In 16th Century Twirk (spelled with an E, not I) meant “to twist the hair of the moustache”.
    Twirk                                                                           Source- pinterest.com


  1.  The feeling of calmness that follows a pleasant dream is called Euneirophrenia.
    Euneirophrenia                                                                             Source- pinterest.com


  1. The word Comet comes from a Greek word meaning “long-haired star”.
    Commet                                                                              Source- wired.co.uk
  1. Cluck-and-grunt was 1930’s slang for Ham and Eggs.
    Cluck-and-grunt                                                                     Source- mastermysterium.com


  1. On average, for every letter Q used in written English there will be 56 E’s.
    Letter Q                                                                          Source- en.wikipedia.org


  1. A belter-werrits is a teasing or annoying child.
    belter-werrits                                                                            Source- education.com



  1. The word Mediocre literally means “halfway up the mountain”.
    halfway up the mountain                                                                         Source- dreamstime.com
  1. The proper name for cutting your own hair is Self-tonsorialism.
    Self-tonsorialism                                                                              Source- planetdolan.com



  1. “E” is the most commonly used letter in the English language.
    Alphabet E                                                                      Source-accucut.typepad.com


  1. The longest word in English has 45 letters-   ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’; it is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling silicon dust.
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis                                                                                Source-tickld.com


  1.  One Billion people speak English. That’s 1 in every 7 on Earth!
    1 in 7                                                                    Source-assingnmentpoint.com


  1.  “I”, “We”, “Two” and “Three” are among the most ancient English words.
    “I”, “We”, “Two” and “Three”                                                                            Source- pinterest.com


  1. The longest common word without vowel is ‘Rhythm’.
    Rhythm                                                                   Source- philipcaruso-story.com


  1. 80% of the information stored on all computers in the world is in English.
    English word in computer                                                                         Source- northwestms.edu


  1. The word “Queue” is pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed.
    Queue                                                                                 Source- clkr.com


  1. ‘Time’ is the most commonly used Noun in English.
    Time                                                                          Source- affairscloud.com


  1. “LOL” was formally recognised in 2011’s update of Oxford English Dictionary.
    LOL                                                                         Source- imagesbuddy.com


  1. The day after tomorrow is called “Over morrow”.
    Over Morrow                                                                                Source- twicsy.com


  1. A new word in English is created every 98 minutes.
    New word in english                                                               Source- thewhynot100.blogspot.com


  1. Nigeria has more English speakers than the United Kingdom.
    Nigeria                                                                    Source- theawesomedaily.com


  1. Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.
    Harry Potter                                                                             Source- amazon.comCover Photo Source : digital.guide
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