Bizzare Facts about English

21 Fev 2019       ILC Fátima

Here are 5 interesting facts about the English language that you probably didn't know:

1.  Month, orange, silver, and purple do not rhyme with any other word.

2.  There are seven ways to spell the sound ‘ee’ in English. This sentence contains all of them: ‘He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas’.

3.  The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

4.  If you wrote out all the numbers (e.g. one, two, three . . . ), you would not use the letter "b" until the word "billion."

5.  Only one word in all of the English language has the letters X, Y, and Z in order: Hydroxyzine. This unique word is a type of medicine that prevents sneezing and anxiety.

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