Language Facts

  1. Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
  2. WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW.. ‘WASITACARORACATISAW’.. This is the only English sentence which even if we read in reverse, it’ll give the same sentence.
  3. ‘Goodbye’ came from ‘God bye’ which came from ‘God be with you’.
  4. The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  5. The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for ‘To Insure Prompt Service’.
  6. The word ‘News’ is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points – North, East, West, and South!
  7. The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means ‘to exercise naked’.
  8. The sentence ‘The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet!
  9. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan.
  10. The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used!
  11. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses!
  12. The distress code ‘Mayday’ comes from the French for help me, M’Aide!
  13. The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof.
  14. Pinocchio is Italian for ‘pine eye’!
  15. French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
  16. Beelzebub is Hebrew for ‘Lord of the Flies’.
  17. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter.
  18. ‘Vodka’ is Russian for ‘little water’.
  19. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘Big Village’.

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