H.L. Mencken did not hide his dislike of President Warren G. Harding. He was especially loathful of Harding’s mangling of the English language and called such utterings “Gamalielese”, in honor of the […]
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age (Czech: Taneční hodiny pro starší a pokročilé) is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. It tells the story of a man who […]
The word uncopyrightable is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once. Read more fun facts about the English language. See more ridiculously long words.
Torchwood is a spin-off of the highly-successful science fiction television program Doctor Who. The word torchwood is actually an anagram of the words doctor who.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and third longest geographical name). it is located in Wales, and yes there are four l’s in a row!
Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.
The word lethologica describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
The last words of Dominique Bouhours, a French grammar expert, were, “I am about to — or I am going to — die. Either expression is correct.”
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Peppers. Psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue-twister. It may not make much sense, but the phrase ‘pad […]
The word Yupik describes a family of five languages, spoken by residents of Siberia and Western Alaska. Each one of those languages is similar, but different—if two people from a different region […]
On the edge of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia is a small village called Archib. With a population of only 1,200, it’s the last remaining spot in the world where Archi […]
The first written language, cuneiform, had about 3,000 characters. It was developed by the Sumerians around 3100 BC. source
Backpfeifengesicht is a German word referring to a face badly in need of a fist.
You may not have used the word before, but it’s quite likely that you have experienced it. Shemomedjamo is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because […]
Ffordd Ffriddoedd Ffriddoedd Road is located in the settlement of Bangor in Wales. source