Some interesting or , at least, unusual facts about the English language

Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.
•”Adcomsubordcomphibspac” is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
•”Almost” is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
•”Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”. •”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
•”Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
•”Fortnight” is a contraction of “fourteen nights.” In the US “two weeks” is more commonly used.
•”Ma is as selfless as I am” can be read the same way backwards. If you take away all the spaces you can see that all the letters can be spelled out both ways.
•”Ough” can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.

Adapted from www.bored.com

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