It seems like a while since I have blogged so, as a break from the norm, it's neither an interesting word, nor a topical titter, rather a few fascinating facts this time.
“THEREIN” is a seven-letter word that contains thirteen words spelled using consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in, therein, and herein.
There is only one common word in English that has five vowels in a row: queueing.
Soupspoons is the longest word that consists entirely of letters from the second half of alphabet.
The longest common single-word palindromes are deified, racecar, repaper, reviver, and rotator.
“The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.
Antidisestablishmentarianism listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, was considered the longest English word for quite a long time, but today the medical term pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is usually considered to have the title, despite the fact that it was coined to provide an answer to the question ‘What is the longest English word?’.
There are many words that feature all five regular vowels in alphabetical order, the commonest being abstemious, adventitious, facetious.
The superlatively long word honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) alternates consonants and vowels.
Bookkeeper is the only word that has three consecutive doubled letters.
Ough” can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.