Saturday, January 26, 2013

Did You Know These Facts - Amazing English Facts

Posted by Sharath Chandra



  • 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 Dreamt is the only word that ends in mt
  • 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 1 out of every 8 letters written is an 'e'
  • Did you know the word 'Almost' is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order
  • Did you know the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet
  • Did you know the word 'Rhythm' is the longest word without a vowel
  • Did you know the word 'Uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter
  • Did you know the word 'Typewriter' is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard
  • Did you know the word 'Underground' is the only word that begins and ends with the letters 'und'
  • Did you know the number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it - FOUR
  • Did you know there are only 3 sets of letters on a keyboard which are in alphabetical order - 'F G H', 'J K L', 'O P