English facts

by Michelle Fortes


No words in the English language rhyme with “month”, “orange”, “silver” or “purple”.

“Hungry” and “Angry” are the only words in the English language that end in “-gry.

The number 4 is the only number that has the same number of letters in it – FOUR

Did you know the word ‘Underground’ is the only word that begins and ends with the letters ‘und’.

The word ‘Uncopyrightable’ is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter.

The word ‘Typewriter’ is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard.

Did you know the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet.

The word ‘Rhythm’ is the longest word without a vowel.

“Dreamt” is the only word that ends in mt.

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’ 

The word “queue” is the only word in the English Language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

“Dammit I’m mad” is the same spelt backwards

“Set” of all the words in the English Language, the word “set” has the most definitions.

“Bookkeeper” & “Bookkeeping” are only words in English language with three consecutive double letters.

The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.

The most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I’

The dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)

The oldest word in the English language is ‘town’.

The word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.

The past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’.

The first English dictionary was written in 1755.

🌹Grammar Family 🌹

There is a family in London whose surname is Grammar. There is a couple, Mr. Noun and Mrs. Verb. The couple has three children: a son, Pronoun and two daughters, Adverb and Adjective. The son(pronoun) has to do all the work of his father in his absence. The two daughters love each other but there is a difference in them. Adjective loves her father and brother and keeps praising them. Adverb loves her mother more and she always modifies her when there is a need. There are two servants in the family. Preposition and Conjunction. The preposition is the chief servant. He is the official servant of his master. Conjunction is the family servant and looks after every member of the family. The Interjection joins the family in times of joy and sorrow…..

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