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5 WEIRDEST FACTS ABOUT ENGLISH VOCABULARY

5 WEIRDEST FACTS ABOUT ENGLISH VOCABULARY

English has a vast stock of words and this is solely due to the influence of other languages like Spanish, Latin and Scandinavian on it. English has left its door wide open for words coming from languages spoken in the different parts of the globe. Thus an Indian word like Almirah finds its place in the English dictionary and at the same time Impala becomes a familiar word for the English whose origin can be found back in Zulu, a language mostly used by the people of South Africa. The diversity and variation of the English vocabulary is so widespread that one cannot know all of it. Here you will get to know 5 weirdest facts about English vocabulary of which you might be unaware:

  1. Almost 11% of the entire English language is comprised of a single letter, E.
  2. Luggage is a word invented by William Shakespeare along with eyeball and hobnob.
  3. In 2013, Oxford dictionary declared Selfie as the word of the year as the use of this word has been increased almost 17000 times in the year 2012-2013.
  4. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word of the English dictionary which has as many as 45 letters.
  5. English sentence- The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog consists 26 in it.

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