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11 Amazing English language facts! A must Read!!

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11 Amazing English language facts! A must Read!!

Let us take a look at some of the interesting facts related to English language.

By Admin 12th Feb, 2014 04:59 pm

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English language has undoubtedly influenced our daily conversations and speeches but at the same time, this highly used language also has some really interesting fun facts!! Let us take a look at some of the interesting facts related to English language.

The first English dictionary was written in 1755!

The oldest English language word is 'Town'!

The least used letter in the alphabets is 'Q'!

There are only 4 words which end with 'dous'. They are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous!

The word 'Bookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only two words with three consecutive double letters!

The dot on top of the letter 'i' is called 'tittle'!

The word 'Strengths' is the longest word with just one vowel!

The word 'almost' is the longest word with all the letters in alphabetical order!

All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin!

The longest word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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

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