As the third most spoken language globally, the English Language has many interesting points.

  1. SWIMS is SWIMS even when upside down.
  2. Shortest sentences: I am. Go!
  3. 11% of the English language is the letter E.
  4. Original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  5. Longest word: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
  6. Language of the air: all pilots must identify themselves and speak in English when flying.
  7. Girl used to mean small boy or girl.
  8. The word happy is used three times more than the word sad.
  9. Most common adjective: good.
  10. Most common noun: time.
  11. The word with the highest number of definitions is set with 9 separate meanings.
  12. Month, orange, silver and purple do not have any words which rhyme with it.
  13. 90% of English text contains just 1000 words.
  14. First English dictionary was written in 1604.
  15. Between 1500 and 1650 the number of English words available almost doubled.
  16. If you were to write out all numbers in words, you wouldn’t use ‘b’ until one billion.
  17. Now in the dictionary: Nerdjacking; hijacking a conversation with detailed explanations.
  18. Now in the dictionary: Undorse; reverse a policy.
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