15 Fascinating facts about the English Language

Here are 15 fascinating facts that you might not know about the English language:

 

  • English is the official language of 67 countries.

 

  • 11% of the entire English language is just the letter E.

 

  • The word ‘set’ has the highest number of definitions.

 

  • “Go!” is the shortest grammatically correct sentence in English.

 

  • The two most common words in English are I and you.

 

  • The oldest English word that is still in use is ‘town’.

 

  • 90% of English text consists of just 1000 words.

 

  • The most common adjective used in English is ‘good’.

 

  • The most commonly used noun is ‘time’.

 

  • The first English dictionary was written in 1755.

 

  • Month, orange, silver, and purple do not rhyme with any other word.

 

  • Over 80% of the information stored on computers worldwide is in English.

 

  • English actually originates from what is now called North West Germany and the Netherlands.

 

  • About 4,000 words are added to the dictionary each year.

 

  • 1/4 of the world’s population speaks at least some English.
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