Interesting Facts about Languages





I know, we talked about this before- twice but there are thousands of interesting facts about languages and they all amaze me. They also make you look amazing when you tell other people! You know what I mean. 😉

That’s why I collect all these interesting facts and share them with my friends. Since there are hundreds of different languages, there are way too many facts about languages. Here, some more! 🙂







  • The longest one syllable word in he English language is “screeched”.
  • The letter most in use in the English language is “E” and the letter “Q” is least used.
  • The Chinese language does not require punctuation.
  • The “huddle” in football was formed due a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn’t want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
  • South Africa used to have two official languages, now it has eleven.
  • Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible) did not contain an easy way to say ‘many things’ and used a term which has come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible -in many places -refers to ’40 days,’ they meant many days.
  • Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means “the capital” in the Korean language.
  • Rudyard Kipling was fired as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. His dismissal letter was reported to have said, “I’m sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don’t know how to use the English language. This isn’t a kindergarten for amateur writers.”
  • Out of all the eight letter words in the English language, only one has only one vowel in it: “strength”
  • Only 3 words in the English language end in “ceed”: “proceed,” “exceed,” and “succeed.”
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.



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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Rachel Kopit Cunha on September 24, 2013 at 21:17

    These comments are indeed very interesting! Loved them. I’ll look for some similar ones in the Brazilian Portuguese language and will let you know.


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