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Top 10 writing facts to blow your mind

Writing facts 

To write is never wrong

Here at Blake if we aren’t thinking about envelopes we are thinking about what goes inside them!

And one of our favourite things is writing: writing letters, sending hand written notes or sending bespoke personalised mail. So to celebrate our love of the written word we have collated a list of our top 10 favourite writing facts from all over the web, take a look:
 

  1. The phrase wear your heart on your sleeve originally came from Shakespeare.
     
  2. Agatha Christie suffered from dysgraphia which meant she could not write legibly; as a result, she dictated all of her novels.
     
  3. According to the 1891 UK census 6,000 respondents identified themselves as writers.
     
  4. A sentence that contains every letter in the language is called a Pangram.
     
  5. The word Colygraphia means writer’s block.
     
  6. The English language is growing so much that a new word is added to the dictionary every 2 hours!
     
  7. The First book brought and shipped from Amazon.com was Douglas Hofstadler’s Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.
     
  8. The longest word in the English language is actually Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
     
  9. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is I am.
     
  10. The average no2 pencil can draw a line 35 miles long. A ballpoint pen will only get you about a mile.


We hope you have enjoyed our top 10 writing facts to blow your mind, if you have any more fun facts, please share with us via our Twitter account and use the hashtag #ToWriteisNeverWrong

References:
Grammarly
Interesting Literature
Buzzfeed
Book on the wall
Huffington Post