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7 Weird Facts About the English Language That'll Blow Your Mind

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Did you know that we named the color "orange" after the fruit, or that the word "uncomfortable" didn't exist before Shakespeare? How about the fact that Old English had a grammatical system with three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter, the way Dutch, German and Swedish do today?

English has a fascinating history full of interesting facts that might come in handy on an upcoming trivia night or, at the very least, provide a new perspective on a language we speak and write constantly, but often take for granted. 

Keep scrolling for some interesting facts about English.

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