Language Facts

There are around 6500 different languages in the world and some of it has been distinguished and has forgotten. Language is a pride, dignity and symbol of our nation and us. Grip it tightly and use it daily! Some interesting language facts to be shared with you.

  1. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter.
  2. “Goodbye” came from “God bye” which came from “God be with you.”
  3. ‘Go’, is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  4. The word ‘Tips’ is actually an acronym standing for ‘To Insure Prompt Service‘ and the word ‘News’ is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points – North, East, West, and South!
  5. Men please notice on this as the phrase ‘rule of thumb’ is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  6. The root word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which has a meaning as ‘to exercise naked!’ LOL.
  7. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis’ and the meaning is an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust!
  8. The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof – I like this statement.
  9. Do you know the Chinese language does not require punctuation?
  10. ‘Vodka’ is not alcoholic drink in Russian instead ‘little water’.
  11. Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘ set ‘ has the most definitions.
  12. The 13 spoken languages in the world by more than 100 million people are Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German and Urdu. Widely spoken language in the world is Chinese Mandarin.
  13. According to the law in Illinois, it is forbidden to speak English. The official language there is “American”.
  14. The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.
  15. Latin is a dead language.

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