With more than a million words, the English language is full of fascinating oddities — words that have truly unique characteristics. Below is a list of some of the fascinating word oddities lurking in your English dictionary:
SWIMS is the longest word that reads the same way right-side up and upside down.
Princes is the only plural word that can be turned into a singular word by adding an “s.” Princes becomes princess.
There is only one common word that has five vowels in a row: queueing
There is only one common word that has three dotted letters in a row: hijinks
The only word that has three consecutive doubled letters: bookkeeper
Words that are pronounced exactly the same but do not share any letters: ewe, you; eye, I; ox, auks; oh/eau (as in “eau de cologne”)
The only words that begin and end with “und”: underground and underfund
The only words the end in “gry”: angry and hungry
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