Fun Fact Wednesday March 11, 2020
11 March 2020
“E” is the most common letter. The letter “E” appears in 11 percent of all English words. Write just a few sentences, anything at all. Now take a minute to count how frequently each letter in the alphabet appears. Chances are you’ll see a lot of the letter “e.” That’s because the commonly used vowel appears in around 11 percent of all words in the English language, according to Oxford Dictionaries. The next most popular letter was “a,” which appears in around 8.5 percent of all words. The least common letter is “q,” which appears in just 0.2 percent of words. In this little paragraph the letter “e” appeared 59 times. Make that 60. Nope, now 61. Dang it, 62!