Sunday, March 18, 2012

Calling All English Geeks- Just for Fun!

The word 'set' has the most definitions among all the English language words in existence.

The one-syllable word in the English language which is the longest is 'screeched'.

R, S, T, L, N and E are the most common letters in the English language used.

E is the most used letter while Q is the least used of all the letters in the English alphabet.

'Town' is the oldest word in the English language.

'Uncopyrightable' is the only word in the English language that doesn't repeat any letter and is 15 letters long.

'Angry' and 'hungry' are the only two meaningful words that end with 'gry'

'Bookkeeper' is the only word which has 3 consecutive double letters.

There are 6 words in the English language which have the letter combination 'uu':

1. 'muumuu' (which means a long loose-fitting dress)

2. 'vacuum'
3. 'continuum'
4. duumvirate' (which is an alliance between 2 equally powerful political or military leaders)
5. 'duumvir' (which is a rule by two people)
6. 'residuum' (which means remainder).

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