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.