All Numbers Share a Letter

atkins-bookshelf-triviaIn the English language, every number is alphabetically related to its neighbor — specifically, the word for every number shares at least one letter with the word for the next number. Hence, the word “zero” shares an “o” with “one”; “one” shares an “o” with “two”; the word “two” shares a “t” with “three”; the word “three” shares an “r” with “four”; and so forth — indefinitely. This is the sort of trivia that math geeks and word freaks thoroughly relish and treasure. Bon appétit.

Read related posts: The Book of Numbers
Words with Letters in Alphabetical Order

For further reading: Book of Numbers: A Bizarre and Hilarious Journey From 1 to 100 by Adam Spencer, MJF Books (2004)
1,227 Quite Fascinating Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd, Norton (2013)

Join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.