Top 10 Interesting Facts about The English Language


English is a most common spoken language in the world. There are around 1 billion people who speak English. We can say 1 out of every 7 people on the earth Speak English. But only a few people know about these mind blowing and interesting facts about English. 1) The first English dictionary was written in the year 1755. 2) “Mandarin Chinese” is the 2nd most common spoken language in the world after English. 3) More English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than any other letter of the alphabet. 4) The most common letter in English is “E“. 1 5) You probably do not know that word ‘alphabet’ comes from the first two letters of Greek alphabet “alpha and beta.” 6) The oldest word in English language is ‘Town’. 7) ‘Almost’ is the only longest word with all the letters in alphabetical order. 8) The word “set” has more definitions than any other word in the English language. 9)Time” is the most commonly used noun in English. 10) There are only 4 words which end with ‘dous‘. Here are these:- hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous.