Did you know that India is actually one of the largest English speaking populations in the world? In fact, we actually have a higher population of English speakers than the United Kingdom itself! Read on for other interesting facts about the language that brings us all together.

1. A new English word is created every 98 minutes.

That's 14.7 words per day!

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2. 'Time' is the most commonly used noun in English.

Although , this can't be taken as a definitive answer because usages change every day, and the results are based on a single study conducted by Oxford Online.

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3. 'Scraunched' is the longest English word with one syllable.

Along with the archaic word 'strengthed'. Scraunch is the sound your car makes on gravel.

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4. The phrase 'long time no see' is a literal translation of a Chinese phrase.

It comes from the Mandarin phrase 'hao jiu bu jian'. 'No go' and 'no can do' are also similarly borrowed from Chinese.

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5. The word 'startling' is the only nine letter word in English where you can remove one letter at a time to create another word.

Rather startling, innit?

6. The dot on top of 'i' and 'j' is called 'tittle'.

I didn't even know there was a word for it!

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7. The motto on the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdoms is in French!

It says "Dieu et mon droit" or "God and my right"

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8. Every year, around a thousand new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Some off the latest addictions include WTAF , binge-watching and IDC.

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9. 'Oxyphenbutazone' is the highest scoring word in a game of scrabble.

Although, it's only hypothetical and hasn't been played EVER. But hey, maybe you'll be the first one to use it!

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10. 'Twyndyllyng' is the longest word in the English language without any vowels.

It's an obsolete word pronounced "twinlin" meaning twins. A more commonly word though, is ' rhythms ' .

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11. The word 'set' has the highest number of definitions in the dictionary.

It clocks in at a whopping 464. Can you believe that ?

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12. "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is the longest word according to the Oxford Modern English.

The 45 character long word is a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.

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13. The word 'abstemious' has all the vowels in the alphabetical order.

Other such words include abstentious, aerious, arsenious and facetious.

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14. The English language does not have a script of its own.

The script is actually borrowed from Latin.

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15. India has a higher English speaking population than United Kingdom!

Worldwide, India comes second only to the U.S.A in it's English speaking population. The empire strikes back, and how!

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This post was inspired by this super interesting thread we found on Quora .