ENGLISH FACTS

  • Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
  • There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper
  • There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility."
  • 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.
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."
  • There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "duos": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  • There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously & facetiously.
  • The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word "almost."
  • The longest one syllable word in he English language is "screeched".
  • Only 3 words in the English language end in "ceed": "proceed," "exceed," and "succeed."
  • "Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und."
  • "Rhythms" is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.