Some interesting language facts – amaze your friends

Let’s take a break from the norm and go for some random language trivia about our amazing language, English… how many of these things have you ever thought about?

  • There are only 2 words in English where the five vowels (a, e, i, o & u) appear in order: abstemious and facetious
  • There are only 4 words in English ending in -dous: horrendous, tremendous, stupendous and hazardous
  • The only word in English with 3 consecutive double letters is bookkeeper
  • The longest one-syllable word is screeched
  • The only number with the same letters in the word as the number itself is four
  • The shortest sentence in English that makes sense is “Go.”