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sexyldy1000 65F  
10293 posts
8/26/2021 1:33 pm
Alphabet Soup




Many consider English to be one of the most complicated languages to learn.

This week I have been on a word so thought I would share these interesting facts:

Quick! Try naming five words that start with the letter L:
lemon
lazy
labour
lesson
languid
language

The list goes on and on. What "L" words did you immediately think of?

Now, try naming five words that start with the letter X:
xylophone,
x-ray,
xenia

Not so easy, right? What "X" words did you think of?

The Oxford English Dictionary only contains 400 words that begin with the letter X.

In Noah Webster’s Compendious Dictionary , published in 1806, there was only one word listed under the letter X: xebec, which meant, “a small three-masted vessel in the Mediterranean.” In 1828, when he put together his American Dictionary, that had only risen to . The list of words starting with the letter X continued to rise until it reached the 400 that we have today.

Now, can you guess the most common letter in the English language? Those hours of watching Wheel of Fortune might just off.

The most common letter in the English language is the letter E.

E is everywhere. In an analysis of all 240,000 entries in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the letter E appears in approximately % of all words which is about 6,000 more words than the runner-up letter, A. Did you know, E is the most commonly struck letter on your keyboard and the second most popular key after the space bar?

And for my American friends, there’s only one letter that’s not in any U.S. State Name. Can You Guess It? Hmmm, 50 states, only 25 letters. Which one's missing?

The answer is…Q. That’s right. 50 different names, and not one of them contains the letter Q. And, every very other letter shows up at least once.

If you guessed J or Z, though, you were close, and probably don’t live in New Jersey or Arizona, since those are the only states that contain J and Z respectively. There are a couple of other rare letters, too, that only show up twice. No states but Alabama and Nebraska have a B in their name, and California and Florida are the only state names that contain F. If X was your guess, you were also close but it is in New Mexico and Texas.

The only other letter with fewer than five appearances might surprise you: P! It’s only in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Mississippi (the latter’s double-P bumps it up to four appearances, even though it’s only in three state names).


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/26/2021 1:38 pm

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What is the strangest or most unusual English word that you know?

The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is 'pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis' at 45 letters long. It refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano; medically, it is the same as silicosis.


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
8/26/2021 1:45 pm

Some interesting facts about the Alphabets, I tried saying those words five times fast, they come out all garbled especially the L words. And I did know that E is the most common letter in the English Language.

We always learn something from your blogs so thank you so much and I hope your enjoying your evening..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


lonlyforlove2 79M  
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8/26/2021 2:06 pm

Very interesting, puts a differnt thought on the ABCs!!!

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Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
8/26/2021 2:19 pm

Hmmm... well, you know me and word games; I'm not very good at them.
I don't find any word strange, probably because I speak three and a half languages, so words are ALL strange — that FIRST time — yet familiar, in quick way.

Happy Thursday. 😎❗❗


p1947q 75M  
140 posts
8/26/2021 2:33 pm

The first 5 L words that came to mind for me were:
Light
Laughter
Love
Liquid
Lovely
The only X words I came up with were the three you already listed and I read the answer about Q not appearing in any state name before I thought about it.
You really are one intriguing lady and I enjoy and appreciate the thought provocation from many of your posts.


scottv69 59M
6791 posts
8/26/2021 2:39 pm

Very interesting


1seeking1 56F  
3767 posts
8/26/2021 4:07 pm

Thank you for sharing


resant78 43M  
3326 posts
8/26/2021 5:58 pm

Love, light, languish, lick "lork" (is lork a word?, it popped in my head)

Never have me on your team in word contest/games stuff.

Crosswords? forget it!, I'm helpless with those!


scoupe42 59M  

8/26/2021 6:12 pm

I agree, Very interesting!!!!


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8323 posts
8/26/2021 10:11 pm

Twat-Waffle!!!!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/27/2021 4:47 am

I only know 25 letters of the alphabet, I don't know Y!


Blueyedguy823 55M  
1077 posts
8/27/2021 5:42 am

So if someone wanted to win a bar bet, they should study the words in the dictionary that begin with X.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:48 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Some interesting facts about the Alphabets, I tried saying those words five times fast, they come out all garbled especially the L words. And I did know that E is the most common letter in the English Language.

    We always learn something from your blogs so thank you so much and I hope your enjoying your evening..
I enjoy sharing what I find interesting and unusual. Some may think my posts are not 'site specific' but that won't stop me from posting what I want on My space. Hope you are finding things that make you smile today.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:52 am

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Very interesting, puts a differnt thought on the ABCs!!!
The English language is fascinating!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:54 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Hmmm... well, you know me and word games; I'm not very good at them.
    I don't find any word strange, probably because I speak three and a half languages, so words are ALL strange — that FIRST time — yet familiar, in quick way.

    Happy Thursday. 😎❗❗
Must be a challenge to keep all the words straight. I smile when I hear others speaking another language and English words get thrown into the mix


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:57 am

    Quoting p1947q:
    The first 5 L words that came to mind for me were:
    Light
    Laughter
    Love
    Liquid
    Lovely
    The only X words I came up with were the three you already listed and I read the answer about Q not appearing in any state name before I thought about it.
    You really are one intriguing lady and I enjoy and appreciate the thought provocation from many of your posts.
Thank you for the compliment!
I like to share what I find interesting, different or unusual. It's always a bonus when someone else enjoys what I have posted. Thank you for being a watcher!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:58 am

I thought so too which is why I posted this. Thanks for stopping by,


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 11:58 am

My pleasure. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 12:02 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    Love, light, languish, lick "lork" (is lork a word?, it popped in my head)

    Never have me on your team in word contest/games stuff.

    Crosswords? forget it!, I'm helpless with those!
I hadn't heard of the word Lork. However, according to the Urban Dictionairy it means, "To be assisted by a female in the act of self-pleasure " Guess we know where Your mind was at!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 12:03 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    I agree, Very interesting!!!!
Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully learned something new. Thanks for stopping by.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 12:06 pm

Indeed an interesting and unusual word. Again, I will defer to the Urban Dictionary that defines it as, "Complete idiot that mere idiot, dumbass, or imbecile can not adequately describe.; however, to earn the title of twatwaffle, one must also attempt to assert authority/expertise where none is had, or use power/authority when they are offended by things that most people find humorous, and then use that authority to get the "offenders," in trouble and the "offending material" removed. "
Thanks for stopping by and sharing that word!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 12:07 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    I only know 25 letters of the alphabet, I don't know Y!
LOL Good one!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/27/2021 12:08 pm

    Quoting Blueyedguy823:
    So if someone wanted to win a bar bet, they should study the words in the dictionary that begin with X.
Sounds like a challenge. I wonder how well it would pay?


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