Interesting facts you didn’t know about ENGLISH

  • E’ is the most commonly used English alphabet; so common that one in eight alphabets written is ‘E’
  • ‘S’ is the letter which starts more English words, than the rest of the 25 letters.
  • Guess the shortest sentence in English. “I am”.
  • ‘Subdermatoglyphic’ is the longest English word spelled without repeating any letter. It means the underlying dermal matrix of ridges, arches and whorls of fingertips.
  • This sentence sees seven different spellings of the sound “ee”- ‘He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas.

2 This sentence uses all the English letters- “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. Sound familiar?

  • You won’t find any word in English that rhymes with- ‘ Month’, ‘Orange’, ‘Purple’, ‘Silver’.


  • Longest non-coined monosyllable at 11 letters that means to hide away something valuable in a safe place- ‘Squirrelled’
  • ‘Queue’, ‘Tea’ and ‘Pea’ are the only words in English where only the first letter is pronounced! Rest are silent.
  • There are nine different ways to say ‘ough’. Example- ‘A rough coated, dough faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed’.
  • The most mispronounced word in English- ‘Pronunciation’!
  • ‘Dord’, a meaningless word occupied the pages of English dictionary between 1923 and 1940, because of a printing mistake.
  • Wonder the language that pilots from all over the world speak up in the sky- ENGLISH, of course.
  • Craving for a tongue twister in English? Try this- “sixth sick Sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick”.fr



  • English is the most used, flexible and updated language in the world, with almost 4000 new word additions a year.


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