Spooktacular language facts on Halloween

  •  The dot over the lower case i is called a tittle.
  • There is only one word in English with three consecutive sets of double letters … Bookkeeper
  • There is a word in English with only one vowel, which occurs five times: “indivisibility.”
  • There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, “therein”: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
  • There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: abstemious and facetious.
  • There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that “rstu” and “mnop.” Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.
  • The shortest word in the English language with all its letters in alphabetical order is the word almost.
  • The Philippines has more than 1,000 regional dialects and two official languages.
  • The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis.
  • The longest one syllable word is screeched.
  • The letter most in use in the English language is “E” and the letter “Q” is least used.
  • Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions.
  • Of all the languages in the world, English has the largest vocabulary about 800,000 words.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.