QUESTION: What is the longest English word that has all of its letters in alphabetical order?
QUESTION: How Often Are New Words Added To The Dictionary?
ANSWER: According to Grammarly, a new word is added into the dictionary every two hours. The grammar source states that, “During the course of the year, almost 4,000 new words are added.”
WOW! How’s that for dictionary building? Who can keep up with that?
QUESTION: What English word has the most definitions.
ANSWER: Set. According to the Guinness World Records, the word “set” has 430 different meanings. Guinness World Records also states this concerning the word “set”: “The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters.”
QUESTION: What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?
ANSWER: I am.
QUESTION: What is the one septet of homophones in the English language?
ANSWER: raise, rays, raze (to completely destroy), rase (to erase), rehs (mixtures of salts found in India), res (steps on the musical scale), reis (a currency unit in Brazil and Portugal).
QUESTION: What is the world’s biggest island?
QUESTION: What is the longest word that can be typed using the top row of the QWERTY keyboard?
QUESTION: A hammer and a nail cost $1.10, and the hammer costs one dollar more than the nail. How much does the nail cost?
ANSWER: 5 cents.
Source: I got this riddle from a Business Insider article that asked successful executives what questions they ask potential employees during interviews. This is the question that Jeff Zwelling, COO of ZipRecruiter, asks. In the article, Mr. Zwelling says when he asks the question, he is not necessarily looking for the candidate to get the correct answer. He stated that he wants to see the person’s thought process behind the answer that they give.
QUESTION: How many gigabytes are in 1 terabyte?
QUESTION: Apiology is the study of what?
ANSWER: Apiology is the study of bees.