11 Facts You Did Not Know About ENGLISH

Facts About English

1. 1 billion people speak English. That's 1 in every 7 on earth.

2. 80% of information stored on all computers in the world is in English.

3. English words "I", "we", "two" and "three" are among the most ancient, from thousands of years.

4. The longest common English word without vowels is "rhythms".

5. A new word in English is created every 98 minutes.

6. 89% of people in Sweden speak English.

7. The word "bride" comes from an old proto-germanic word meaning "to cook".

8. The word "queue" is pronounced the same way when the last 4 letters are removed.

9. The word "mortgage" comes from a French word that means "death contract".

10. The concept behind the word "cool" might come from the African word "itutu", brought to America by slavery.

11. 90% of everything written in English uses just 1,000 words.

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