Did you know?

  • The longest English word that can be spelled without repeating any letters is ‘uncopyrightable’.
     
  • ‘E’ is the most commonly used letter in the English language. In fact, as many as one in eight of all the letters written in English is ‘e’.
     
  • The following sentence contains seven different spellings of the sound “ee”: ‘He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas’.
     
  • Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year
     
  • The infinity sign, ∞, is called a lemniscate. Its name means “decorated with ribbons” in Latin.
     
  • The part of a wall between two windows is called the interfenestration.
     
  • The shortest, oldest and most commonly used word in conversation is "I". Medieval manuscripts reveal that some of the oldest words in English are "I", "two", "three", and "we."