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Amazing facts in English Dyuzheva Maria Dyuzheva Anastasia “Learning a language has a beginning, but no end.” John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich Sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh Mackintosh was named after Charles Macintosh, a Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics. Strawberry = straw + berry Strawberry got its name from the straw put beneath the berry bushes during the cultivation process Eggplant = egg + plant The name eggplant refers to the fruits of some cultivars which were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen's eggs. There are some words, which came into English from Russian, for example, “balalaika”, “dacha”, “taiga”, “tsar’, “tundra”, “samovar”. a couch potato – a person who spends a lot of time watching TVto go bananas – to become wild or angry; to go crazya cold fish – unfriendly person who seems to have no strong feelingsto pull someone’s leg – to trick someone Conclusion: We have researched interest and knowledge of English of modern teenagers and learnt a lot of new information about amazing facts of the English language. It’s really useful and interesting to learn unusual facts of English because it helps to enrich your vocabulary, to understand foreigners and to express your opinion.