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quick question #102073
04/30/03 01:06 AM
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what's the only word in the English language that contains 3 pairs of double letters in a row?


Re: quick question #102074
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bookkeeping. Why do you ask?

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Re: quick question #102075
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Bingley,

Did you know that off the top of your head?

Another question:

We've had these kinds of word/letter questions before. Is there a web page that pretty much stores them all for quick reference?


Re: quick question #102076
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I remembered it from it having been pointed out before, but whether it was here or somewhere else I forget.

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Re: quick question #102077
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the only word

Or either bookkeeper. Is that a different word? There is no word bookkeep, far as I know.


Re: quick question #102078
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I just checked Onelook. Bookkeep is not listed as an entry in any of their over 800 references. Both bookkeeping and bookkeeper are listed.

tsuwm could check the OED for bookkeep just to firm up the final decision...hint...


Re: quick question #102079
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This question has come up in the Great Eskimo Snow Debate. What counts as a word?


just keeping the books straight #102080
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Did you know that off the top of your head?

Probably. Among puzzle-conscious people it's encountered very early. (First runner-up: committee, which has one degree of separation)



Re: quick question #102081
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A general site is:
http://rec-puzzles.org/ and follow the language link to

http://rec-puzzles.org/language.html


It doesn't list this particular puzzle, but as Wofa said, some puzzles are so common repeated, you just blurt the answer before the inquiry is finished.

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Re: quick question #102082
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The english/pleonasm link listed AC current as redundant. I would maintain that to avoid confusion and to retain parallelism with AC voltage the redundancy is needed.


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