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1.)The word “bookkeeper” (along with its associate “bookkeeping”) is the only unhyphenated English word with three consecutive double letters. Other such words, like “sweet-toothed”, require a hyphen to be readily readable.

I just like words! They are so cool!

 

2.)The word “triskaidekaphobia” means “extreme fear of the number 13”. This superstition is related to “paraskevidekatriaphobia”, which means “fear of Friday the 13th”.

Not even sure I would want to try and pronounce this.

 

3.)The word “uncopyrightable” is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once

I spent a few minutes checking this…

 

4.)A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a “pangram”.

At least this word doesn’t have 26 letters in it.

 

5.)The “QWERTY keyboard” gains its name from the fact that its first 6 letter keys are Q, W, E, R, T and Y. On early typewriters the keys were arranged in such a way as to minimize the clashing of the mechanical rods that carried the letters.

And it’s still that way!

 

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Hey Y'all! I'm a Christ Follower-Bookworm-English Major-Movie/Music loving Peculiar Treasure, Smiling and laughing my way through life. Feel free explore my blog. Comment too! I love meeting new people ! Hint Hint :)

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  1. I did not know that. Thank you very much.

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