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#446 - 04/30/00 04:06 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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Italy - Perugia is a town with...
tremendous?


#447 - 04/30/00 04:28 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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My main spell checker accepted nefandous but infandous still escapes both mine and the AWAD spell check....
Where did you look...or are you "pulling my fibula" bone....
Oh I thought the fibula was one....a bone I mean....
There may be at least five words which end in dous....:-(



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#448 - 04/30/00 04:31 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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Yes! Tremendous.....
Can you help me...Can you find nefandous and infandous anywhere? Or is tsuwm "something" with which I shouldn't try to be in league?

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#449 - 04/30/00 09:05 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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Is stupendous a word?


#450 - 04/30/00 09:36 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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this too shall pass
okay, I was sort of pulling your leg, tutututu (gotta do something about that stststutter ;). The four *common* English words ending in -dous are stupendous, tremendous, hazardous and horrendous. There a whole bunch of abstruse words ending in -dous, but infandous and nefandous are a couple of old words which deserved a better fate -- they are considered to be obsolete.

Both of these can be found in *my wwftd dictionary, among other places online. Here's the place to go online to start any word search:

http://www.onelook.com/



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#451 - 05/05/00 08:24 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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I believe that the longest word that can be correctly typed with only the left hand is stewardesses, no?


#452 - 05/05/00 08:33 PM Re: Word puzzles  
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Oh, and I just remembered that one of the words with all of the vowels in order is facetious . Actually, turn that into an adverb, and you have six in a row, in order.


#453 - 05/08/00 09:09 AM Re: Word puzzles  
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The other being abstemious. Which, I presume, can be similarly converted into an adverb. Any thoughts on whether y and w should be considered nouns or consonants?

cheer

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#454 - 05/08/00 09:36 AM Re: Word puzzles  
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"Any thoughts on whether y and w should be considered nouns or consonants?"

Why.



#455 - 05/08/00 10:02 AM Re: Word puzzles  
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Aaaarghh! (But I suppose if puns were good enough for Shakespeare...)

Thanks for that reply. I suppose we are all trying to build up to 'member' status, though I am a bit more slack and dilatory than most...

cheer

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