Saturday, 28 January 2017

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12: ⑬ Fun Facts about English Words (#englishgrammar) (#cbsenotes)

Fun Facts about English Words

CBSE Class 8/9/10/11/12: ⑬ Fun Facts about English Words (#englishgrammar) (#cbsenotes)

The following sentence contains all the alphabets of English (A to Z).

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog 

Such type of sentences are called pangrams. Other examples of pangrams are:

The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.


Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioisis (a lung disease) is the longest word in the English language that appears in major dictionaries. Mostly, other longest words are also technical or biological terms.




"Euouae" is the longest word in the English language made up of nothing but vowels, and also the English word with the most consecutive vowels. Indivisibility is the only English word in which one vowel occurs six times.


Set is the English word that has the most definitions.


Almost is the shortest English word whose letters all appear in alphabetical order.


Vacuum, continuum, and residuum are the only English words that contain uu.


Dreamt is the only English word that ends in -mt.


Queue is the only English word whose pronunciation does not change when its last four letters are removed.


Abstentious, (One who doesn’t indulge in excesses) is the longest word to use all five vowels in order exactly once.


Bookkeeper is the only English word that contains three consecutive sets of double letters.


A Cwtch, or crwth, means 'hiding place' is the longest word which consists of consonants only.


Subdermatoglyphic is the longest isogram word i.e. a word containing no repeating letters.


Rotavator appears to be the longest palindrome mentioned in an English Dictionary.

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