Saturday, December 24, 2005

The long and short of it.

long and short of it


The longest one-syllable word in English language is "Screeched."

"Underground" is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters "und".

"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 & hazardous.

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

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, here, ere, therein, herein.

" Strengths" is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel.

" I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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

When two words are combined to form a single word( e.g., motor + hotel= motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch)the new word is called "Portmanteau."

The words 'facetious' and 'abstemious' contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic".

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