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#436 - 03/17/00 09:14 PM Longest word
Lady Offline
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Can anyone help me? My daughter has asked me, "What is the longest word that can possibly be made using the letters from any *one* row on a keyboard?" Any suggestions? (no proper nouns)


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#437 - 03/18/00 02:03 AM Re: Longest word
lusy Offline
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
G'day Lady,
What an interesting question! Best I can do is "writeup" off the top line and "flasks" off the second. I will personally donate the Blue Heeler Award to anyone who finds anything in the third line! Welsh excepted!


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#438 - 03/18/00 09:09 AM Re: Longest word
mark Offline
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Registered: 03/18/00
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Hi,

I can't believe this, but it looks like the answer might be
"typewriter" itself. Do you think that was planned? :)


Mark


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#439 - 03/29/00 11:23 AM Re: Longest word
Lady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
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Well Mark, seems that typewriter is the most common word. Proprietor was another one. Thanks.


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#440 - 04/04/00 07:38 PM Re: Longest word
Apocryphon Offline
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Registered: 04/04/00
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Loc: Providence, RI
There are two longer words that I know of, but as I did not discover them myself, I will leave them as puzzles.

One is twelve letters long and refers to something you may have used in your younger days.

The other is fourteen letters long and hyphenated, meaning roughly "gaudy."

There are also a few more ten letter words.


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#441 - 04/05/00 09:24 PM Re: Longest word
Jackie Offline
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12 letters: teeter-totter. Thanks for the hint! Still cogitating on the others.


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#442 - 04/05/00 11:52 PM Re: Longest word
Lady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 7
Just want to remind you it has to be on "one line of the typewriter" the dash(-) is on the the line above, but I am curious to know what that 14 letter word is???


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#443 - 04/06/00 04:40 PM Re: Longest word
tsuwm Offline
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...and since the 14-letter one is hyphenated, it's going to look something like 1234567-8900987 (and be pretty hard to pronounce 8).


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#444 - 04/30/00 06:58 AM Word puzzles
tututu Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter..........
The longest English word that is typed with only the left hand!......12 letters
Three words which contain all the vowels in the correct order! Two are nine letters...one is ten!
Or the four words in the English language that end in "dous"

Tu
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#445 - 04/30/00 10:55 AM Re: Word puzzles
tsuwm Offline
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let's see... there's infandous and nefandous...

8-)

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