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    Fast Facts: Oct. 11

    • Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words including “”assassination”” and “”bump.””
    • About 1,000 words make up 90 percent of all writing.
    • No word in the English language rhymes with “”orange,”” “”silver”” or “”month.””
    • “”Dreamt”” is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’.
    • There are only two words in the English language ending in –gry: hungry and angry.
    • The longest one-syllable word is “”screeched.””
    • The word “”dude”” was coined by Oscar Wilde and his friends. It is a combination of the words “”duds”” and “”attitude.””
    • Tom Cruise, Walt Disney and Leonardo da Vinci have all suffered from dyslexia.

       

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