There are more than 300 million people in the world who speak the English language, making it the third most spoken language in the world. It is also the language that is most evenly spread across the world, meaning that the chances of you finding a person in any country who speaks English is pretty high. The language was first popularized by the British and is now the preferred language to conduct international business and communication. Despite being so widely popular, there are many things you may not know about the English language. This list features 10 of the lesser known facts about English:
Only 10 words in English end up constituting 25% of all the words we use. These words are – The, Be, To, Of, And, A, In, That, Have and I.
‘Aegilops’ is the longest word in English that has all its letters arranged alphabetically. The second longest is the world ‘Almost’. It’s almost the winner.