Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Top 15 Interesting facts about English Language

Fun Facts about English Language

English as a language is probably the most popular language in the world. While it may seem plausible that almost every country in the world speaks English, in fact there are many people in many countries who do not possess an iota of knowledge about the language. Here are some fun facts about English that you probably did not know anything about.

Top 15 facts on English

1)    The total number of English speakers in the world is estimated to be about 1 billion. That is 1 in every 7 on the earth.

2)    80% of all the information stored in all the computers globally is in English. Other languages constitute of a minute part. 

3)    Popular words like ‘I’ and ‘you’ are the most ancient words used in the English dictionary.

 4)    The word ‘Rhythms’ is the longest word in the English language without using vowels.

5)    Every 98 minutes, a new word is created in the English language.

6)    Did you know that Sweden has 89% English speaking population?

7)    The word ‘QUEUE’ would have the same pronunciation if the last four alphabets are removed from there.

8)    For the most part everything that is written in English uses only 1000 words.

9)    The most commonly used noun in the English language is ‘TIME’.

10)    ‘S’ is the most commonly used word in the English language.

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11)    Nigeria has more English speakers that the United Kingdom.

12)    Little is it known to non-linguists that the United States has 24 dialects of English?

13)    A fact that will make readers roar with laughter is that until the late 19th Century, the word for actors was ‘Hypocrites’.

14)    The shortest complete sentence is ‘GO’.

15)    Some popular expressions like ‘No go’ and ‘No can do’ actually come from Chinese phrases.
With so many interesting facts, learners will now get inspired to get a better grasp of the English language Training. After all, in terms of countries, English is the most popular language in the world.

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