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03/03/10 Grif.Net – English

03/03/10 Grif.Net – English

No quiz, but since you are sitting at a keyboard, here are some fun English
facts that you can try out for yourself (and impress your friends by asking
them for the answers!)

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

“Lollipop” is the longest word typed with your right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or
purple.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.

The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every
letter of the alphabet.

The most common word with three double letters in a row is “bookkeeper”.

There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: abstemious’ and facetious.

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

The average person’s left hand, NOT their right hand, does 56% of the
typing.

~~ 
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”