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33 Interesting English Alphabet Facts

English is the most popular language in the world. English alphabet consists of 26 alphabets. They can be written in lower and upper-case. English alphabet originated from Latin script in the 7th century. 

English Alphabet
English Alphabet

33 Interesting English Alphabet Facts

  1. The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.
  2. The least commonly used letter in the alphabet is Z.
  3. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet is quite famous. If you want even shorter one; it is "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs".
  4. One out of every eight letters written is an e.
  5. The dot over the letter i is called title.
  6. The most common word in English is THE.
  7. The English word "alphabet" comes from the names of the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha and beta.
  8. The longest word in English which doesn't use the letter "E" is floccinaucinihilipilification.
  9. "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is the longest word of English. It has total 45 letters.
  10. The alphabet "S" is used as the first letter of most of the words.
  11. "Uncopyrightable" is the longest word of English language which has no repeatable letters.
  12. Did You that "Pronunciation" word is the most mispronounced word in English language.
  13. World's all pilot speak English language on international flights, doesn't matter from which country they come.
  14. "I am" is a complete sentence in English language.
  15. Approximately a new word is added to English dictionary in every 2 hours and in a year around 4000 new words are added.
  16. About 100 languages worldwide use the same English alphabet, which makes it one of the most used alphabets.
  17. "Z" may be the last letter in English alphabet but the last letter added to English alphabets was "J". 
  18. Swims will be Swims even when overturned. Such words are called ambigrams.
  19. There are only two words ending with "gry"; they are angry and hungry.
  20. More than 80% of the data stored in the computers across the world is stored in English.
  21. The oldest words in English are I and We.
  22. No numbers from 0 to 999 contains the alphabet A.
  23. "Go!" is the shortest grammatically correct sentence in English.
  24. One fourth of the world's population speaks at least some English.
  25. The most common adjective used in English is "good".  
  26. The word "lol" was added to the Oxford English dictionary in 2011.
  27. Shakespeare added over 1,000 words to the English language.
  28. Most English words come from French or Old English.
  29. English used to have 29 alphabets instead of the current 26.
  30. "I" is the best letter in English Alphabet.
  31. Letter "V" is considered ugliest letter in English Alphabet.
  32. English alphabets are used in other languages such as Polish, French, Spanish, Igbo, Hungarian, Czech, Esperanto, Vietnamese and Tagalog. 
  33. The most commonly used noun is "time".

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