When You Have To Double Check Your Trivia

As you know, gentle reader, you often have to check your trivia that you learn from trivia books as authors put in fake trivia to catch copyright violators.

So I have to wonder if I can trust anything in a book excerpted in The Mirror: What ‘bumfiddle’ really means and 17 other bizarre word facts

The fact in question is:

The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.

Well, it’s tied with strengths, the longest word with only one vowel, at nine letters, and both have a single syllable.

So never trust your trivia. Especially if you get it from a book, the Internet, or me.

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