Language and Words Facts

    Language and Words Facts

    There are 68 Language and Words Facts!

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    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter b
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    "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
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    The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
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    'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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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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    The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad!
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    The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."
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    Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
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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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    The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
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    In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants' was considered a dirty word.
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    More people in China speak English than in the United States.
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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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    The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan.
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    There are around 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.
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    The word 'gymnasium' comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means 'to exercise naked.'"
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    The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.
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    The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable"!
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