English Language Fun Facts.

  • The most commonly used letter in the English alphabet is "e".
  • More words begin with the letter "s" than any other letter in English.
  • Here is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet:  "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
  • The letter 'q' is the least used letter in the English alphabet.
  • The first English Bible was printed in 1525 -- but since it was illegal to publish the Bible in England in any language but Latin, it had to be published in Cologne, Germany.
  • The most commonly used word in English conversations is "I".
  • On average, it is estimated that one new word is added to the English language every 2 hours.
  • In the United States today, over 38% of the adult population can also speak Spanish.
  • In English, the names of ALL the continents starts and ends with the same letter (for example: "Europe, Africa, Antarctica).
  • There are no rhymes in English for orange, month, silver, or purple.
  • The first English dictionary was published in 1538, by Sir Thomas Elyot.
  • Samuel Johnson created a great uproar when his English dictionary defined oats as "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people."  The people of Scotland were so offended at this insult that Johnson's Dictionary was banned in Scotland until 1929.  
  • Alphabet soup is a popular children's meal in the United States. 

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