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Ahhhh, words are fascinating. No doubt about it. Over the years I’ve collected useless bits of information on words, and here’s one to share with you all :)

Stewardess – the longest word typed with the left hand. And Lollipop is the longest word typed with your right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘Mt’.
(Are you doubting this?)

The sentence:
‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet.
(I remember typing a full-page of this in Typing Class at school)

The words ‘racecar,’kayak’,  ‘madam’ and ‘level’  are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

(Am I right or can you prove me wrong?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’ (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e I o U)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

There you go, something interesting that you can forget :)

DJ

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