Interesting Facts about the English Language

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English is a fascinating language to learn.

There are a lot of interesting facts about English that may amaze you. Read more to find out!

  1. If You Turn the Word “SWIM” upside down, it still says SWIM!
  2. ‘Nice’ originally meant ‘ignorant’ or ‘simple’.
  3. Earth is the only planet in our solar system that’s not named after a god.
  4. “I” is the oldest word in the English language.
  5. The longest word in English has 45 letters: ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’! It is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and sand dust.
  6. ‘Pronunciation’ is the word which is most mispronounced in the English language!
  7. The oldest words in English are thousands of years old. They include personal pronouns and numbers: I, We, Two, and Three.
  8. Do you know the word ‘alphabet’ comes from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet – alpha and beta?
  9. Do you know a fun fact about the word ‘listen’? It contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’!
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