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Some Word Nerd Random Facts

  • the average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing (I guess I’m not average)
  • the longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched”
  • no word in the English language rhymes with purple (unless you count nurple! lol), orange, silver, or month
  • ‘dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in ‘mt’
  • there are only four words in the English language that end with ‘dous’: tremendous, stupdenous, horrendous, and hazardous
  • ‘stewardesses’ is the longest word typed only on the left hand side of the keyboard
  • Shakespeare invented the words ‘assasination’ and ‘bump’
  • on average right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed people
  • the sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses all the letters of the English alphabet
  • ‘typewriter’ is the longest word that can be made using the letters on the top row of the keyboard
  • the words ‘racecar’ and ‘kayak’ are the same whether read forward or backward
  • “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

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