#EngTrivia: English fun facts (5)

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

That’s the end of today’s session, fellas! I hope you had fun and learned something new. See you again tomorrow with more fun topics.

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


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