Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Some unknown facts of english

"Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

"Typewriter" is the longest word that can be made using only the top row on the keyboard.

The word "checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "shah mat" which means, "the king is dead."

The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."

The most common name in the world is "Mohammed."

If you multiply 111,111,111 by 111,111,111, you get 12345678987654321.

The longest palindrome in English language is malayalam

"Floccinaucinihilipilification" which means "the act of estimating as worthless" is the longest non-medical word in the English language; it's 29 letters long

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