Fun Facts about English


English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but how much do you know about English? Here are some facts about English that you (probably) have yet to know.

  1. The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is “I”.
  2. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  3. The most commonly used noun is ‘time’.
  4. A new word is added to the dictionary every two hours.
  5. The word ‘lol’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011           f .
  6. The word ‘Goodbye’ originally comes from an Old English phrase meaning ‘god be with you’.
  7. Words that are used to fill in time when speaking, such as ‘like’ or ‘basically’, are called crutch words (and should best be avoided!).
  8. The shortest -ology is oology, the scientific study of eggs.
  9. I am.’ is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  10. Pronunciation’ is the word that is most mispronounced in the English language!
  11. If you turn the word “NOON” upside down, it still says NOON!
  12. There is Only One Word in English With 5 Vowels in a Row. Can you guess what it is? The answer is “queuing”!
  13. The most difficult tongue twister in the English language is “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”. Why not try it out on your friends and see if any of them can say it without making a mistake?



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