About English

Fun Facts about English

The most common letter in English is “e”. The most common vowel in English is “e”, followed by “a”. The most common consonant in English is “r”, followed by “t”. Every syllable in English must have a vowel (sound). Not… Read More ›

Mondegreens

A mondegreen is a misheard song lyric. The most well-known one is by Jimi Hendrix. In Purple Haze, people are never sure whether he sings ‘Excuse me while I kiss the sky’ or ‘Excuse me while I kiss this guy’… Read More ›

Eggcorns

The misuse of certain phrases in English is something that really gets my goat. Some examples: baited breath instead of bated breath here here instead of hear hear step foot instead of set foot it’s not rocket surgery instead of… Read More ›