Language Facts

--According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."
---Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).
---There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper
---There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility."
---There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "duos": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
---Rudyard Kipling was fired as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. His dismissal letter was reported to have said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language. This isn't a kindergarten for amateur writers."
---Of all the words in the English language, the word "set" has the most definitions.
---"The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

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