Nicole Austin – Scandalous

{November 28, 2007}   Thursday Thirteen #31


Thirteen Word Facts

The English language is complex, often confusing, and can be fun. Here are thirteen facts you may not know about English words.

The word “verb” is a noun

The only 15 letter words that can be spelled without repeating a letter are “dermatoglyphics”, “misconjugatedly” and “uncopyrightable”

No words in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple

The word “gullible” is not in the dictionary

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand

The longest one-syllable words in the English language are “scraunched” and “strengthed”

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”

“Typewriter” is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous” — tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

The word “time” is the most common noun in the English language

The longest non-medical word in the English language is “Floccinaucinihilipilification,” which is the act of estimating as worthless

The word “monosyllable” actually has five syllables in it

There is no other words with the same meaning as “synonym”

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

“Rhythm” is the longest English word containing no vowels

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geekbetty says:

wow I didn’t know most of those!

nicholas says:

Those are all fascinating facts, except for the one I simply do not believe!

I love learning about words and language. How fun! Thanks for doing the research!

Happy TT.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand”

For some reason I find this one the most fascinating.

Great list! Very creative!

That’s very interesrting!!! Happy TT!!

LA Day says:

Interesting! I didn’t know most of these.

Michelle says:

Great list, I loved reading things like this because you always learn something new! Thanks for sharing, I am up too.

Siani says:

Interesting list. You nearly got me with #4, LOL. Happy TT!

she says:

very interesting tt! thank you!

Xakara says:

#4 had me cracking up! This was a great list and I thank you for the smile. 🙂

Happy Thursday


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