Did you know…
~ The English-language alphabet originally had only 24 letters. One missing letter was J, which was the last letter to be added to the alphabet. The other latecomer to the alphabet was U.
~ Punctuation was not invented until the 1500’s.
~ The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful plough man strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
~ The English word pajamas has its origin in Persian. It is a combination of the Persian words pa (leg) and jamah (garment).
~ The most common letters in the English language are R S T L N E. Sound familiar? Watch an episode of “Wheel of Fortune”…
Now you know!!