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Question: What commonly used word today was first coined by the British Army Signal Corps during World War I?

Answer: Umpteen In Morse Code, a dash is known as a umpty; many or consecutive umpties became known as umpteen.

Question: What is the term given to a word that can be spelt the same both backwards and forwards?

Answer: Palindrome  

Question: Which language is the official language to the most number of countries in the world?  

Answer: English The English language is legally the Official Language in 56 countries.  Interestingly it is also only the de facto Official language (meaning the official language by usage and not by legislation) in four countries these being Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. English is one of the official languages but not the primary language in a further 15 countries. That is a total of 75 countries. (This total excludes Dependent territories of English-speaking countries.) 

Question: Which commonly used word in the English language originates from the religious saying, God be with ye 

Answer: Goodbye 

Question: What is the longest word in the English language that does not have a vowel?  

Answer: Rhythm 

Question: In the English language the plural of the word child is children.  There are only two other words in English that have a suffix of en to make the word plural. Name either of them.  

Answer: Oxen and Brethren 

Question: What is the name of the dot that appears over letters like ‘i’ or ‘j’?  

Answer: A tittle