Inside the English Language Maze


English is an interesting language. It includes the latest technological terms not found in any other language on Mother Earth. On the other hand, it also includes some of the most dumbest terms you can imagine. I’ve been studying the language for 55 years, and I’ve only touched the surface.
Below are interesting facts which will help you understand the language, in case English is not your native tongue. FYI, Spanish is my native language.The shortest complete sentence in the English language is “I am.”
  1. The most used letter in the English alphabet is “E”, and “Q” is the least used!
  2. Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.
  3. Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter.
  4. The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet!
  5. The sentence “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs” uses every letter of the alphabet and uses the least letters to do so!
  6. In the U.S. there are 18 doctors called Dr. Doctor, and one called Dr. Surgeon. There is also a dermatologist named Dr. Rash, a psychiatrist called Dr. Couch and an anesthesiologist named Dr. Gass.
  7. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  8. The longest word in the English language is “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust.
  9. “Jack” is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
  10. In the English language there are only three words that have a letter that repeats six times: Degenerescence (six e’s), Indivisibility (six i’s), and Nonannouncement (six n’s).
  11. The only three words in the English language to have 2 consecutive u’s is vacuum, residuum, and continuum.
  12. The very first dictionary “The American” took Noah Webster 20 years to put together.
  13. The word “alphabet” is derived from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet: “alpha” and “beta”.

I told you English was not an easy language. If you want to add other English interesting facts, please by all means, drop me a line …..or two. Have a Great Day!

 

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