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« on: March 20, 2020, 10:22:56 AM »
This sentence uses all the English letters- “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. Sound familiar?
You won’t find any word in English that rhymes with- ‘ Month’, ‘Orange’, ‘Purple’, ‘Silver’.
Longest non-coined monosyllable at 11 letters that means to hide away something valuable in a safe place- ‘Squirrelled’
‘Queue’, ‘Tea’ and ‘Pea’ are the only words in English where only the first letter is pronounced! Rest are silent.
There are nine different ways to say ‘ough’. Example- ‘A rough coated, dough faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed’.
The most mispronounced word in English- ‘Pronunciation’!
‘Dord’, a meaningless word occupied the pages of English dictionary between 1923 and 1940, because of a printing mistake.
Wonder the language that pilots from all over the world speak up in the sky- ENGLISH, of course.
Craving for a tongue twister in English? Try this- “sixth sick Sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick”.
English is the most used, flexible and updated language in the world, with almost 4000 new word additions a year.

Source:https://www.genlish.com/learn-english/tutorials/interesting-facts-you-didnt-know-about-english/
Rabeya Binte Habib
Senior Lecturer,
Department of English
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil Int. University