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Fun facts about the English language

No word in the English language rhymes with month. The only three words in the English language to have 2 consecutive us is vacuum, residuum, and continuum. The very first dictionary The American took Noah Webster 20 years to put together. The word alphabet is derived from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". (NB! unkempt) The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language. "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und." The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched." There are only four words in the English language which end in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis, which describes a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of volcanic matter or a similar fine dust. There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, here, ere, therein, herein. No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver or purple. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand. To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles. The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable." Did you know that the Old English word for 'fart' was 'verteth'. I wonder how and why it ever changed to 'fart', it shows no resemblance to the old word. Jack is the most common name in nursery rhymes The shortest complete sentence in the English language is I am. The most used letter in the English alphabet is E, and Q is the least used! Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest nonmedical term in the English language. Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter. The sentence The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. uses every letter of the alphabet! A moment is defined as zero seconds long. The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."