Interesting Facts about Words...

Weird, funny, strange, fun and amazing facts about the English language.

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest common word in english
strengths and screeched are the two longest one-syllable words in english
facetious, abstemious, annelidous, arsenious are english words which contains all five vowels in alphabetical order
uncopyrightable is the longest english word with no repeating letters
stewardesses is one of the longest words typeable on a normal keyboard with left hand
polyphony is one of the longest words typeable on a normal keyboard with right hand
quattuordecillion is a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 45 zeros
Deeded is the only word that is made using only two different letters, each used three times
Queueing is the only word with five consecutive vowels
The word with the most consonants in a row is latchstring
The only words with three consecutive double letters are bookkeeping and bookkeeper
Underground is the only word that begins and ends with "und"
If you spell out every number from 0 to 999, you will find every vowel except for "a". You have to count to one thousand to find an a!
Q is the only letter that is not used in the name of any of the United States
The only words with "uu" are vacuum, muumuu, residuum, and continuum
Subcontinental is the only word that uses each vowel only once and in reverse alphabetical order
More English words begin with the letter s than with any other letter.
The longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is rhythm.
More English words begin with the letter "S" than any other letter of the alphabet.
"I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
If you were to write out every number name in full (one, two, three, four...), you wouldn't use a single letter B until you reached one billion.
In written English, only one letter in every 510 is a Q.
The shortest -ology is oology, the scientific study of eggs.
11% of the entire English language is just the letter E.
Happy is used three times more often in English than Sad.
Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.
Only two English words in current use end in "-gry". They are angry and hungry.
A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a pangram.
The dot over the letter i and the letter j is called a "superscript dot".
In English, the @ symbol is usually called "the at sign" or "the at symbol".
There are only 4 English words in common use ending in "-dous": hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, and tremendous.
Stewardesses is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.