Autor: Jimena González Sanz.
Hi everyone and welcome back to our English section. Hope all of you are ok and keep a high spirit these days. Today we are going to continue with more interesting facts about English language.
As we mentioned before English is one of the most spoken languages worldwide. In 2018, about 1.53 billion people spoke English as their primary, secondary or business language. This is about one seventh of the population on earth. Besides English is the most commonly used language in the sciences.
And what is the most commonly used letter of the alphabet? Can you guess? It is letter “e”. Nevertheless more English words begin with the letter «s» than any other letter.
In alphabetical order the The longest common word is «almost.» And only one word in all of English has the letters X, Y, and Z in order: Hydroxyzine. This unique word is a type of medicine that prevents sneezing and anxiety.
English has over a million word and it is estimated that a new word is created every 98 minutes, which is about 14.7 words a day. The most commonly misused word in English is «ironic». Satire is often confused with satire, coincidence or paradox
We can play with the language in many ways for example we can construct a sentence with all the letters from the abecedary and it is what we call a pangram . The most famous of all is: The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog. – Michigan School Moderator. We can also rearrange the letters in a word or phrase to make an anagram for example: listen and silent. And theres are words that will be the same even when turned upside down as the word swims. That is what we call ambigram.
In English, we find words that consist of only consonants, and the longest common word without vowels is «rhythm». Another interesting fact is that the first number spelled out that contains «a» is one thousand. The letter «b» will not appear until the word billion appears. If you write out all the numbers (for example, one, two, three…),And talking about funny according to researchers from the University of Warwick, the 10 funniest words in the English language are booty, tit, booby, hooter, nitwit, twit, waddle, tinkle, bebop, and egghead. And the most annoying English word according to statistics is the word “whatever”
Well up until here with fascinating facts about English language. Hope you enjoyed today and you keep on reading and learning about one of the most amazing languages ever, English!