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Subj:.....Word Facts (S108, S599c)
          From: RFSlick on 99-02-14
      and From: tom on 7/6/2008
Drawing from Flickr.com.....
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The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

The symbol on the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.

The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
 
"Stewardesses" is the longest word
that can be typed with only the left hand.
And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right
    hand.  (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)

"Underground" is the only word in the English language
    that begins and ends with the letters "und."

There are only four words in the English language which end
    in"-dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and
    hazardous.
No word in the English language rhymes
with month, orange, silver, or purple.
 

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The longest word in the English language, according to the
    Oxford English Dictionary, is
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
The only other word with the same amount of letters is
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihang-
    akoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwe
    nuakitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.
 
"Dreamt" is the only English word
    that ends in the letters "mt".
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The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating
    a letter is uncopyrightable.

Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la
    Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be
    abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
 
The sentence: 'The quick brown fox
    jumps over the lazy dog' uses
    every letter of the alphabet.

(Now, you KNOW you're going to try
    this out for accuracy, right?)

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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.

The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different
    ways.  The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-
    coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through
    the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough,
    he coughed and hiccoughed."
TYPEWRITER     is the longest word that can be made
    using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
    (All you typists are going to test this out)

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the
    correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing
    arsenic."

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word
    in the English language.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. 

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