世界之大无奇不有 你绝对不知道的英语趣味知识2014-10-09 23:53:24

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世界之大无奇不有 你绝对不知道的英语趣味知识

英语的一些有趣现象可能绝大多数人不知道,世界之大无奇不有,下面就来欣赏一下英语中让人难以想像的事情吧。

原文释意:

1. 研究表明单词的难易程度取决于首尾字母。大脑在阅读时经常无法将一个单词的字母读全。
2. was it a car or a cat i saw.(我看到的是一辆车还是一只猫)有没有发现字母前后是对称的,反过来也一样!
3. 英语单词Goodbye来自于God bye,原意“上帝与你同在”
4. The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.(这只敏捷的棕色狐狸跳过了一只懒狗)这句话用到了字母表中的所有字母
5. Go是英语中最短的完整句子。
6. 单词onion(洋葱)来自于拉丁词unio意思为大珍珠。
7. 单词tips(小费)实际上是To Insure Prompt Service(保障快捷的服务)的首字母缩写!
8. 词组rule of thumb(经验法则)是从一条古老的英国法律中来的,即:不能用超过大拇指粗细的东西打老婆
9. 英语中最长的单词是pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses(硅酸盐沉着病)!
10. 会说英语的中国人比会说英语的美国人还多。
11. 单词listen(听)和silent(安静的)用到了一样的字母。
12. 胡佛真空吸尘器在英国曾经非常流行,到现在很多人还把vacuuming(吸尘)说成hoovering。
13. Stressed(压力)倒过来拼就是Desserts(点心)。
14. 英语中使用最多的字母是“E”用得最少的是“Q”。
15. 作家厄尔尼斯特-文森特-莱特曾经写过一篇5万字的小说《葛士比》,里面没有一个字母“E”


原文:

1. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch procejt at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter.

2. WAS IT A CAR OR A CAT I SAW.. 'WASITACARORACATISAW'.. This is the only English sentence which even if we read in reverse, it'll give the same sentence.
3. "Goodbye" came from "God bye" which came from "God be with you."
4. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
5. 'Go', is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
6. The onion is named after the Latin word 'unio' meaning large pearl.
7. The word Tips is actually an acronym standing for 'To Insure Prompt Service'.
8. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
9. The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses!
10. More people in China speak English than in the United States.
11. The word "listen" contains the same letters as "silent."
12. Hoover vacuum cleaners were so popular in the UK that many people now refer to vacuuming as hoovering.
13. Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
14. The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
15. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!






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