#EngTrivia: English fun facts (1)

  1. ‘Rhythm’ is the longest English word without a vowel.
  2. The word ‘queue’ is the only word in English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed. 
  3. There are only 4 English words in common use ending in ‘-dous.’ They are hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, and tremendous. 
  4. ‘Underground’ is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters ‘und.’
  5. Only two English words in current use end in ‘-gry.’ They are ‘angry’ and ‘hungry.’
  6. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions. 
  7. There are more than 125 English dialects worldwide: Each dialect uses English in its own way, from pronunciation to construction.

 

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at  on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

 

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