Did you know that the letter “e” is the most commonly used letter used in the English language, accounting for around one in eight uses (and yes, that is why the Wheel of Fortune uses it in the final puzzle of the show)?
And did you know that it is the second (and not the first) most-spoken language in the world, with some 2 billion native and foreign speakers?
You can find those facts, and others, in the following infographic.
P.S. And to occupy your Friday, here are three videos on the history and crazier aspects of a language that doesn't just borrow from other languages, it knock over the head and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary.
- Proof that English is Crazy (video)
- Video: Four Fantastic Features We Don't Have In The English Language
- The History of English in Ten Minutes (video)