Saturday, August 27, 2016

Interesting Facts - New Season - Part 2 | English Wonders

Posted by Sharath Chandra
Dear Friends, 

Do you know these amazing facts of English? 

  • Initial days, J and Q were not a part of the alphabet and were added only later. 
  • 'Oxyphenbutazone' is the highest scoring word in a game of scrabble (approx 1780 pts)
  • 'Twyndyllyng' is the longest word in the English language without any vowels it means twins. In this case most common word is 'Rhythm' or 'Rhythms'
  • The word 'abstemious' has all the vowels in the alphabetical order. Other such words include abstentious, aerious, arsenious and facetious.
  • The only word in English that ends with the letters "-mt" is "dreamt" (which is a variant spelling of "dreamed") - as well of course as "undreamt")
  • The English word alphabet comes (via Latin) from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta.
  • The Oldest word in English Language is "Town" - You may have been thinking of more old word used in Old English which are now abandoned. But believe me this word is older than any other word in English.
  • "SWIMS" and "NOON" are words that can be flipped backwards and upside down and be spelled the same way. 
  • "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"  - You know this is a valid sentence. Read out here

And finally the best one is - 

 "I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting: nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunication' s incomprehensibleness."

Anything peculiar about this one? Look again?

I 1
do 2
not 3
know 4
where 5
family 6
doctors 7
acquired 8
illegibly 9
perplexing 10
handwriting 11
nevertheless 12
extraordinary 13
pharmaceutical 14
intellectuality 15
countrebalancing 16
indecipherability 17
transcendantalizes 18
intercommunication's 19
incomprihensibleness 20

Exactly - the above statement is exactly containing the continuous number of characters right from 1-20. 

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