Trivia about Letters and Words
The most common letter in usage is E. The least? Q. Poor, poor Q.
More words begin with ‘S’ than any other letter. Several students surveyed said sentence, stupefied.
There’s only one common word in English with five consecutive vowels – QUEUEING.
The dot over lowercase ‘i’ and ‘j’ is called a superscript dot. We don’t know why it’s so super. It’s just a dot.
The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is ‘I’. The shortest sentence is ‘I am.’
‘One thousand’ has the letter ‘A’. The first nine-hundred and ninety-nine spelled numbers do not.
The longest word containing all of its letters alphabetically is ‘almost’.
The past tense of the word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’. As in “I durst the country to like Limp Bizkit. To my chagrin, they did.”
Can you think of the one word with a double ‘i’? It’s ‘skiing’.
If you’re a bookkeeper, then you’re pretty good at bookkeeping. You might also know those are the only two words with three double letters in a row.
The longest word contains 45 letters – ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’. It refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling fine ash and dust.