donderdag 11 november 2010

Useless Word Facts

Did you know that apparantly

1. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

2. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

3. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

4. The Dutch word with the most consonants in a row is 'angstschreeuw'

4. The only word in the English language with all five vowels in reverse order is "subcontinental."

5. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

6. The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatan- gihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai- whenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.

7. Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be shortened to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."

8. 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.

9. There are two words that rhyme with purple, being hurple and curple.

10. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

1 opmerking:

  1. I know another one! The longest word in Afrikaans, which is also the name of a farm and a placeholder name for a rural South African town: Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein.