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


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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