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  • The shortest complete Sentence in the English Language is “I am.”
  • The most used letter in the English Alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used!
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification, the declaration of an item being useless, is the longest non-medical term in the English language.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
  • 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • Goddessship is the only word in the English language with a triple letter.
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet!
  • The sentence “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs” uses every letter of the alphabet and uses the least letters to do so!
  • The world’s longest-named lake has 45 letters (Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg).
  • “Jack” is the most common name in nursery rhymes.
  • The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month.
  • "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
  • The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  • The very first dictionary “The American” took Noah Webster 20 years to put together.
  • The word “alphabet” is derived from the first two letters in the Greek alphabet: “alpha” and “beta”.
  • English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language
  • 400 million people use the English Vocabulary as a Mother Tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribution by speakers of the many varieties of China.
  • More than half of the world's technical and scientific periodicals are in English.
  • English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world's Computer.
  • 5 of the largest Broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English.
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