English Language

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, ere, therein, herein.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word in the English language that is typed with only the left hand.

The combination “ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways.

The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughmen strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

The only 15 letter word in the English language that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The word “checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

The longest one-syllable words in the English language are “screeched” and “strengths”.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in “mt”.

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.”

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: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovoicanoconiosis.

The only other word with the same amount of letters is: pneumon oult ramic roscopicsilicovoican oconioses, it’s plural.

Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “ bump.”

The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language. (As all typing students well know)

The names of all the continents (in English) end with the same letter that they start with.

The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want to use.

“Typewriter” is the longest word in the English language that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

The words “racecar” and “kayak” both remain the same rather read from right to left or vice versa

In English the longest town name in the world has 167 letters.

“I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The very longest word in the English language is 1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

How come “abbreviated” is such a long word?

Whose cruel idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it?

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