Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Just what you needed to know....

How many of these facts did you already know?

The English word with the most consonants in a row is latchstring
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning “containing arsenic.”
The only word that consists of two letters, each used three times, is deeded.
Rhythm and syzygy are the longest English words without vowels.
The longest one-syllable words in the English language are screeched and strengths.
The longest words that can be typed using only the left hand are stewardesses and reverberated. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop.
No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver , month, or purple.
Indivisibility is the only word in English with only one vowel which occurs six times.
Bookkeeper and bookkeeping are the only words in English with three consecutive double letters.
Only four English words end in -ous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

(from the English teacher's blog - http://blogs.enotes.com/english-teacher-blog/)

1 comment:

Artichoke said...

Great start ... I suspect a mind that enjoys finding out that "No words in the English language rhyme with orange, silver , month, or purple." will also enjoy reading on of my favourites - Check out Language Log http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/