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