Did you know? No, really, did you?
Bet you never stopped to think about it. 😉
- The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E (1 out of every 8 letters written is an e).
- The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.
- Dreamt is the only word that ends in mt.
- The first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON.
- 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‘.
- ‘Bookkeeper‘ and ‘bookkeeping‘ are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.
- The word ‘Strengths‘ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.
- The dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
- The past tense for the English word ‘dare‘ is ‘durst‘.
- The word ‘testify‘ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles.
- The first English dictionary was written in 1755.
- The old English word ‘juke‘ meaning dancing lends its name to the juke box.
- All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English regardless of their country of origin.
- The expression to ‘knuckle down‘ originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots).
- The word ‘almost‘ is the longest in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
- The most commonly used word in English conversation is ‘I‘.
Have you thought/found something you could add to this list? Please share.
The stated derivation for “testify” is false.