Did you know:
- During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added to the dictionary?
- The word “girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It used to mean “child” or “young person” regardless of the gender.
- The word “SWIMS” will still be SWIMS when you turn it upside down.
- The most commonly used letter is “e”.
- Some words only come in “plural” form: pajamas, jeans, scissors, eyeglasses, pants, binoculars.
- The words: month, silver, orange, and purple don’t rhyme with any other words.
- The U.S. doesn’t have an “official” language.
- The word “goodbye” comes from the Old English phrase: “God be with you.”
- The first English dictionary was written in 1755.