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Archive for November 11th, 2008

  • Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.
  • Adcomsubordcomphibspac” is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
  • Almost” is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • “Canada” is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.            
  • “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  • “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
  • “Fortnight” is a contraction of “fourteen nights.” In the US “two weeks” is more commonly used.
  • “Ma is as selfless as I am” can be read the same way backwards. If you take away all the spaces you can see that all the letters can be spelled out both ways.
  • “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.
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