English Language Fun Facts you Probably Don’t Know
We all know that the English language could surprise us in many ways possible. Just like how many English words are added every year. So, it’s no brainer that everything, big or small, this language could give an impact on our lives. Thus, to further
To strengthen our English language knowledge, we will give you some trivia to tickle your minds.
Here are 5 English language fun facts that might pop your eye or raise your brows.
A monepic sentence contains a single word.
It is originated from the Greek word mono means single and epos meaning word. This sentence conveys a lot of meaning when said. Examples of monepic sentences are What?, Wow! Thanks, and Good!
In the earliest dates, English alphabets have 29 letters only.
The 29 letter alphabet was part of the old English Latin Alphabet. These letters were A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T V X Y Z & ⁊ Ƿ Þ Ð Æ. The Latin alphabet adopted directly the 20 letters. The modified Latin letters were Æ and Ð. From the runic alphabet developed Ƿ and Þ.
The antonym of serendipity is zemblanity.
In the late 20th century, William Boyd used the term zemblanity to express the opposite of serendipity. In contrast, serendipity means “making unhappy, unlucky and unexpected discoveries occurring by design”. A zemblanity is, effectively, an “unpleasant surprise”.
Pride is for the lions.
Lions are statuesque, regal, and elevated. The considered leaders of the wildlife are the lions. That is why pride is the name of their group.
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis is a 45 letter word in the English language
The longest English word considered Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis. Also, it is the longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary. The word means a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and dust.
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