Funny Facts about the English Language

So you think you now everything? Look at these funny facts about the English language.

• ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word typed on a keyboard with only the left hand and ‘lollipop’ with your right.
• No word in the English language rhymes with ‘month’, ‘orange’, ‘silver’ or ‘purple’.
• ‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.
• The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet.
• The words ‘racecar’, ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ can be read from left to right or right to left.
• There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’, which are: ‘tremendous’, ‘horrendous’, ‘stupendous’ and ‘hazardous’.
• There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order (a, e, I, o, u): ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious’.
• ‘Typewriter’ is the longest word that can be made using the letters on one row of a keyboard.

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