THE CURIOUS WORLD OF WORDS

ENGLISH  is the richest of the world's 3000 languages.The new Oxford dictionary in 2 volumes lists 75,00,000 words.This dictionary was first published in 1933.Nearly about 2,00,000 words are in current use.CHINESE is second.But the total number of words is not yet declared.GERMAN has a vocabulary of only 1,84,000 and FRENCH has only 1,00,000.ENGLISH is the mother tongue of more than 320 million people.

 

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS WHICH YOU MAY LIKE TO READ................

 

1-    HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS             (27 Letters)

         This word is found in the CHAMBERS dictionary.It occurs in SHAKESPEARE'S play "LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST".Meaning of this word is "with honourablenesses"

 

2-  ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM         (28 letters)

        This is one of the longest words in English. Means 'the act of opposing the separation of church and state'

 

3-  FLONOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION         (29letters)

     This is the LONGEST WORD found in English dictionaries like CHAMBERS & OXFORD .Which means "the action or habit of estimating something as worthless".

 

4-  The Most Commonly Used Words In Written English

  1. THE
  2. OF
  3. AND
  4. A
  5. TO
  6. IN
  7. IS
  8. YOU
  9. THAT
  10. IT
  11. HE
  12. FOR

 

5-   A reasonably common word which contains all five VOWELS each used once,and in their  alphabetical order

                                             :   FACETIOUS

 

6-   A SEVEN Letter Word Which Doesn't Use Any Vowels

                                               :   RHYTHMS

 

7-  A WORD WITH MORE THAN 15 LETTERS IN WHICH THE ONLY VOWELS IS "e"

                                             :  STRENGTHLESSNES

 

 

11-  PALINDROMES

       A PALINDROME is a word or a sentance that reads as the same backward & forward. PALINDROME was invented by the GREAK Poet SOTADAS.So they are sometimes called as SOTADICS in his honour

 some palindromes:

  • deed
  • noon
  • level
  • peep
  • malayalam
  • madam i'm adam
  • a man, a plan, a canal-panama
  • "was it a car or a cat I saw"
  • "live not on evil"
  • "pull up if I pull up"
  • some men interpret nine memos
  • not newyork, roy went on
  • "yawn a more roman way"

 

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