#EngTrivia: English fun facts (5)

  1. The word ‘queue’ is pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed. ‘Queue’ is pronounced (kyo͞o).
  2. There are more English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than with any other letter. Go check your dictionary, fellas!
  3. The word ‘mortgage’ comes from a French word that means ‘death contract.’ Mortgage = surat gadai
  4. ‘Time’ is the most commonly used noun in English.
  5. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is ‘go.’ So, let me say, “Go!”
  6. Phrases in English such as “long time no see,” “no go,” and “no can do” come from literal translation of Chinese phrases.
  7. The day after tomorrow is called ‘overmorrow.’ It’s rarely used nowadays tho.
  8. ‘Dreamt’ and its derivatives are the only common English words that end in ‘mt.’
  9. The word ‘idiot,’ ‘imbecile,’ and ‘moron’ were originally medical categories for intellectual disability.
  10. English words ‘I,’ ‘we,’ ‘two,’ and ‘three’ are among the most ancient, from thousands of years.

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, July 24, 2016

 

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