The Way Grade School English Could Have Been Taught . . . But Wasn't
We've always loved words. Here are a few examples of why we do:
> What do you call the head of an asparagus? A "Squib"
> The longest word with no repetitive letters is "Uncopyrightable"
> The only word with 3 consecutive double letters? "Bookkeeping"
> The longest with its letters in alphabetical order is "Almost"
> The compulsion to watch scary movies? "Cacospectomania"
> The most common first letter of all words is "S"
> What word increased its use by 500,000% over 5 years? "Selfie"
> The only state with a one-syllable name? "Maine"
> If you track mud into someone's house? Guilty of "Jaking"
> Drinking water instead of alcohol? You're an "Aquabib"
> Speaking in anger through clenched teeth is "Dentiloquy"
> A word that doesn't need the rest of its letters? "Queue"
And our own personal favorite?
> The word "Swims" remains exactly the same, even when turned upside down
How cool is that?