What is the oldest complete book (body, front and back) in existence? I found some disagreement, but I best liked what was reported by Jon Pennington at https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-oldest-book-in-the-world-still-in-existence-with-its-paper-and-cover-intact Its history includes several hundred years in a coffin. Article also has pictures. Yaa, yaa!
I have enjoyed a look through https://www.grammarly.com/blog/10-interesting-english-facts-guest/ and found some interesting word and language trivia. These are some of the gems offered to us from Rochelle Ceira, a guest author on that site.
- An ambigram is a word which reads the same when upside down or rightside up: SWIMS
- A word is added to the dictionary every two hours.
- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisis the longest word in the English language. We would probably guess it has something to do with the medical field. Right? It is the name of a disease caused by inhaling ash or dust.
- A pangram is a sentence which contains every letter of the alphabet; such as, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
- All pilots have to identify themselves and speak English regardless of their origin.