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Aloha Hoppy,

Just came across this on Pravda's site. There are some neat ones for you, although 2 and 8 are the same : ) Russians..... ; )

1. “Bookkeeper” is the only word that has three consecutive doubled letters.

2. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

3. “Forty” is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. “One” is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

4. The superlatively long word honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) alternates consonants and vowels.

5. Antidisestablishmentarianism listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, was considered the longest English word for quite a long time, but today the medical termpneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is usually considered to have the title, despite the fact that it was coined to provide an answer to the question ‘What is the longest English word?’.

6. “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

7. There is only one common word in English that has five vowels in a row: queueing.

8. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

9. “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

10 “Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

Thomas

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Word riddles, Got any? 128 Hoppy 22-Nov-07 19:31
Re: Word riddles, Got any? 95 Joyeuse 22-Nov-07 22:23
Re: Word riddles, Got any? 84 Avatar 22-Nov-07 23:55
Re: Word riddles, Got any? 87 Buck 45 23-Nov-07 19:37
Answer: 63 Buck 45 23-Nov-07 19:39
Re: Answer: 86 Hoppy 24-Nov-07 20:50
Top 10 English language oddities... 141 Buck 45 14-Dec-07 23:22
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 90 Deep1 15-Dec-07 00:05
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 90 Buck 45 15-Dec-07 01:04
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 76 Deep1 15-Dec-07 01:17
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 91 Buck 45 15-Dec-07 01:17
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 86 quixote 15-Dec-07 15:14
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 114 muppedo 15-Dec-07 01:35
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 85 Citizen Attorney 15-Dec-07 01:41
Re: Top 10 English language oddities... 121 degiem1 20-Dec-07 22:47
Re: Word riddles, Got any? 85 SphinxGirl 15-Dec-07 07:19


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