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Interesting English Trivia

After my last post 10 Interesting Facts, today I’ll tell you about some interesting English trivia. And like I mentioned before, all these have been cross-verified so you can be rest assured of their authenticity.

1) ALMOST is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

2) The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

3) TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

4) Go is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

5) The shortest English word that contains the letters A, B, C, D, E, and F is feedback.

6) The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

7) The word checkmate in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead”.

8) A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a pangram, and the most famous is the one typists use to test their keyboards: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.

9) White trail that a jet plane leaves behind in the sky is called contrail.

10) The dummy displayed in garment shops is called a mannequin.

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3 Responses to Interesting English Trivia

  1. Anunoy February 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Cool 🙂

  2. Nethra February 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    It was good-to-know information. 🙂

  3. Anonymous February 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    That is interesting.. 🙂

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