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Fascinating English Facts

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."

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

The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twisterin the English language.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.

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