Admin will share some #EngTrivia about Interesting English Facts. Here they are:
- No word in English rhymes with “month”, “silver”, “purple”, or “orange.”
- There are only 4 words in English which end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.
- The word “checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “The king is dead.”
- Aegilops is the longest word with its letters arranged in alphabetical order.
- The longest word in English language is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is a lung disease and usually known as silicolis.
- The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
- The word “karate” means “empty hand.”
- The letter “W” is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn’t have one syllable, it has three.
- “Rhythm” is the longest word without vowel.
- The old English word for sneeze is “fneosan.”
- “Speak of the Devil” is the short for “Speak of the Devil and he shall come.”
- The abbreviation for pound, “lb.” comes from the astrological sign Libra which ia symbolized by scales.
- The word “queueing” is the only English word with five consecutive vowels.
- The ZIP in Zip-code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.
- A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called as an epithalamium.
- The word “assassination” was invented by Shakespeare.
- Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
- Defenselessness and respectlessness are words with fifteen letters with only one vowel.
- The toughest tongue twister: “the sixth sick Sheikh’a sixth sheep’s sick.”
So that’s it fellas!