Language and Words Facts

    Language and Words Facts

    There are 68 Language and Words Facts!

    The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
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    The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."
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    The P.S. at the end of a letter stands for Post Script.
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    The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether
    they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
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    There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:
    tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
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    Hoover vacuum cleaners were so popular in the UK that many people now refer to vacuuming as hoovering.
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    Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
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    A legend suggests that clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
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    Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.
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    "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
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    The word "clitoris" comes from the Greek word meaning "side of a hill".
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    The Danish word for condom is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel'.
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    'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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    The onion is named after the Latin word 'unio' meaning large pearl.
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    There are around 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.
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    Shakespeare's works contain first-ever recordings of 2,035 English words, including critical, frugal, excellent, barefaced, assassination, and countless.
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    The word "pornography" comes from the Greek meaning the "writings of prostitutes."
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