The English Language: Lesser Known Facts

According to you :

* Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous).

 

But There in one word “Deciduous” for “Deciduous Forest Exist to in English.

 

 

The English language. Did you know?

* Did you know the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is ‘E.’

* Did you know the least used letter in the alphabet is ‘Q.’

* Did you know skiing is the only word with double ‘i.’

* Did you know dreamt is the only word that ends in ‘mt.’

* Did you know the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON.

* Did you know there are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous).

* Did you know the oldest word in the English language is ‘town.’

* Did you know ‘Bookkeeper’ and ‘bookkeeping’ are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.

* Did you know the word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.

* Did you know the dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

* Did you know the past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst.’

* Did you know the word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles.

* Did you know The first English dictionary was written in 1755.

* Did you know the word old English word ‘juke’ meaning dancing lends its name to the Juke Box.

* Did you know 1 out of every 8 letters written is an ‘e.’

* Did you know the longest one syllable word in the English language is ‘screeched.’

* Did you know all pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin.

* Did you know the expression to ‘knuckle down’ originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots).

* Did you know the word ‘almost’ is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

* Did you know the most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I.’

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