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
Triskaidekaphobia
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)

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