Effective Communication

Easy- English

  •  The oldest word in the English language is “town.” 
  •  The language Malayalam, spoken in parts of India, is the only language whose name is a palindrome. 
  •  There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “AbstEmIOUs” and    “fAcEtIOUs. 
  •  There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs six times: Indivisibility. 
  •  Underground is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und.” 
  •  There are six five words in the English language with the letter combination “uu.” Muumuu, vacuum, continuum, duumvirate and duumvir, residuum. 
  • Only four words in English end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. 
  • In England, in the 1880’s, “pants” was considered a dirty word! 
  • Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt.”


A contentious issue today, the word abortion has been traced back to 1547. The word took on more frequent use as the verb abort after the beginning, in 1957, of the race for space. The most famous mission to the moon to be aborted in mid-flight was Apollo 13 in April 1970. By great good luck, all three astronauts returned safely to Earth. Their voyage was later immortalized by Hollywood in Ron Howard’s 1995 film, Apollo 13.

Barriers to Communication



Call a woman a kitten, but never a Cat;

You can call her a mouse, cannot call her a Rat;

Call a woman a chicken, but never a Hen!

Or you surely will not be her caller again.

You can call her a duck, cannot call her a Goose;

you can call her a deer, but never a Moose;

You can call her a lamb, but never a Sheep;

Economic she likes, but you can't call her Cheap.

You can say she's a vision, can't say she's a sight;

And no woman is skinny, she's slender and slight:

If she should burn you up, say she sets you afire;

And you'll always be welcome, you tricky old liar.

(The above verse is written by John Donovon on synonymous differences in 1946 in the Saturday Evening Post. This verse will tell you effectively and humorously what a Synonyms is:  Try to Learn More)