Interesting English Literature Facts

Here is a list of all the interesting literature facts which you didn’t know. These facts will amaze you, and you will find that there is a lot of stuff related to literature, novels, etc which is indeed interesting!

Little known fun facts about English literature.

Interesting Facts about English Literature:

  • Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”!
  • A Language dies every 14 days!
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter, was Tom Sawyer!
  • “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language!
  • There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous!
  • Ghosts appear only  in 4 Shakespearean plays: Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth!
  • Stewardesses’ is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand!
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple!
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelt without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable!
  • ‘SWIMS’ upside down still looks like ‘SWIMS’!
  • The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet!
  • The town of Hamelin, Germany famous for the legend of the rat-catching Pied Piper has a Modern day Rat Problem due to the food left by tourists!
  • The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”!
  • ‘Aloha’ is a Hawaiian word that means both hello and goodbye!

    Fun and Amazing English literature facts

    ‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’!

  • The longest English word without a vowel is – rhythm!
  • The Times (UK’s newspaper) of 22 August 1978 contained the most number of misprints – about 97. In one story about the Pope, he was called “the Pop” throughout the article!
  • “The Mouse Trap,” by Agatha Christie is the longest running play in history!
  • All of the roles in Shakespeare’s plays were originally acted by men and boys. In England at that time, it wasn’t proper for females to appear on stage!
  • ‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’!
  • The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, ‘Aladdin was a little Chinese boy.’!
  • John Milton used 8,000 different words in his poem, “Paradise Lost.”!
  • In the original story, Sleeping beauty was raped by the prince and gave birth to 2 children. She woke up when a kid sucked on her finger!
  • Silent and Listen are spelt with the same letters!

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