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.

Who knew?