Here are a few trivial facts about English words:
- The longest common word with all the letters in alphabetical order is almost. Isn’t it strange that the longest word with this characteristic is only six letters?
- The longest word you can make using only four different letters is senselessness.
- The longest common word with no vowels is rhythms.
- The longest consecutive alphabetical sequence that shows up in English words is only four letters long (RSTU, as in overstuff and understudy).
- Ough can be pronounced in many different ways, as in Scarborough (uh), cough (off), dough (oh), hiccough (up), bough (ow), rough (uff), thought (aw), and through (oo).
- The word therein contains 12 substrings that are also English words (the, there, he, her, here, herein, er, ere, re, rein, I, in).
- The first number spelled out that contains an a is one thousand. If you could make an infinite list of the whole numbers and arrange them alphabetically, the last number listed would be zero.