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These are currently 55 facts about Words and Languages ....

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TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The sentence
"the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Shakespeare invented the word
"assassination" and "bump."

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

The word
"lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

The word  racecar  and kayak are the same whe ther they are read left to right or right to left.

China has more
English speakers than the United States.

The longest word in the English language is
1909 letters long and it refers to a distinct part of DNA.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is


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".

There are only four words in the English language which end in
"- dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

The name for Oz in the
"Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and O-Z, hence "Oz."

All 50 States are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Maine is the only State whose name is just one syllable.

Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."

"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twisterin the English language.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

Underground and underfund are the only word in the English language that begin and end with the letters

The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe-nuakit natahu, a New Zealand hill.

Donald Duck's
middle name is Fauntleroy.

There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words
without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the,there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

The letters
KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled
without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Facetious and abstemious contain
all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means
"the king is dead."

"a man a plan a canal panama" spelled backwards is still "a man a plan a canal panama"

The most popular first name in the world is

Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing.

fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a
dirty word.

The book Gadsby, written by Ernest Vincent Wright, has 50,110 words in it, none of them in which contain the letter e.

Canada is an
indian word meaning "Big Village".

"The" is the most frequently used word in the English language (used three times in this sentence alone).

More countries use English as their official language than any other.
French is second.

There are six words in the English language with the letter combination "uu." Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate, duumvir and residuum.

A "moment" is actually
90 seconds.

Mrs. was originally an abbreviation of "mistress," but now is not an abbreviation of anything, except a woman's single lifestyle.

The world's l
argest alphabet is Cambodian, with 74 letters.

"Rhythms" is the longest English word without vowels.

"Lollipop" is the longest word that can be typed using only the right hand.

The letters H, I, O, and X are the only letters that look the same if you flip them upside down or view them from behind.

"Queueing" is the only word with
five consecutive vowels.

The only city in the United States whose name is spelled using only vowels is Aiea, Hawaii.

W" is the only letter in the alphabet that does not have one syllable. It has three!

"Deeded" is the only word that is made using  only two different letters, e ach used three times. 

The only words with
three consecutive double letters are "bookkeeping" and "bookkeeper".

If you spell out every
number from 0 to 999, you will find every vowel except for "a". You have to count to one thousand to find an "a"!

"Q" is the only letter that is
not used in the name of any of the United States.

HIV VIRUS is an obvious redundancy, since the
"v" stands for "virus." ....
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The man in jail on the Monopoly board is called Jake The Jailbird. The police officer on the ‘Go To Jail’ square is called Officer Edgar Mallory.

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The village of Dull in Scotland is twinned with the town of Boring in Oregon, USA.

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The village of Dull in Scotland is twinned with the town of Boring in Oregon, USA.


I'm pretty sure Bland Shire in West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia is also in that pairing to make a group up consisting of Dull, Boring and Bland.

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A human's small intestine is 6 meters longYour blood takes a very long trip throughyour body. If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.

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