This 3 letter word is the most confusing in the English language

April 13, 2017

There's a lot of tough words in the English language, like "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" which apparently is an actual word that refers to a type of lung disease. 

But according to Reader's Digest and the Oxford English Dictionary, that is NOT the most confusing word in the English language. The word is only three letters long....it's 'run'.

There are so many different potential meanings for the word 'run' that it is a nightmare for anyone tasked with defining it. It has OVER 645 different meanings...

How many can you think of?

"Run a mile"

"Run the dishwasher"

"Run for President"

"Is the refrigerator running?"

"Run to the store"

"Feeling run down"

 

My brain hurts.

 

Read more about how confusing the word 'run' is in the article from Reader's Digest here