Tough trivia questions about English words...

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    Try these:
    1. What is the longest English word you can spell without repeating a letter?
    2. What is the longest English word with just one vowel?
    3. What is the only English word with a triple letter?
    4. What is the longest commonly-used English word with no letter appearing more than once?
    5. What English word has the longest definition, in most dictionaries?
    6. What is the longest common English word without an A, E, I, O, or U?
    7. What is the shortest -ology word?
    8. What are the only two common English words with six consonants in a row?
    9. What is the longest English word with letters appearing in alphabetical order?
    10. What is the only word in the English language in which an "f" is pronounced like a "v"?
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  2. Nigel McN

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    fear Google!
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    uncopyrightable

    strengths

    goddessship

    isn't that the same as 1?

    set
    rythms

    oology (the study of eggs)
    google gets more than 2, including catchphrase & lengthsman

    almost

    Of
     
  3. James_A

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    You forgot "what's the longest english word that can be typed on only the top row of keys (standerd QWERTY keyboard)?"

    6. RHYTHMS
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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    Yeah, that's why I posted these questions; so someone could go get the answers through a Google search.

    Guess I won't be doing this again...
     
  5. Rain

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    is there some trivia to use the word antidisestablishmentarianism
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  8. Steve Christou

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    The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.
    The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
    Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
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    How bout the longest word you can type with one hand (properly?)...

    I forget exactly, but i think its:

    Right Hand: lollipop
    Left Hand: ??
     
  10. Vince Maskeeper

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    Did you really think someone would sit down and attempt to figure out the answer to these questions without the help of technology? There are mile millions of possibilities to sort through.

    Do you really think that humans developed the answers to these in the first place without the aid of technology?
     
  11. James_A

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    I know some people who really would sit down with a dictionary and try to figure it out... Then again some of my friends are a bit odd.

    Jim
     
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    I think there is only one word with 4 vowels in a row:

    queue

    Damn you Rain, I was gonna point that out. Good thing I actually read the thread before I respond.

    The reason you can do this is the qwerty layout was designed to allow you to type "typewriter" using only the top row so the sales men could type it really quickly as a demo.

    Qwerty is the biggest example of a bad design becoming the standard in our society. I said I was gonna switch to Dvorak at Christmas, but things happened that I couldn't (thought I was gonna be writing a standardized exam on computers where I wouldn't have access to a Dvorak layout). But damn it, I will eventually switch.
     
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  14. Morgan Jolley

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    The thing in the spoiler was his answer to the 6th question posted in the first post.

    Anyone know the only word in the english language with four double-letters in a row?
     
  15. Bruce Hedtke

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    NOW I notice the little No. 6 right above the spoiler box! Ah, well. [​IMG]
    Bruce
     
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  17. Morgan Jolley

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    I think antidisestablishmentarianism
    is just the longest word in the english language.
     
  18. Charles J P

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    The longest word in the american english language is

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    which is a lung disease or infection caused by inhaling volcanic dust. Although it may not qualify since its a medical term.
     
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    'Antidisestablishmentarianism' is supposedly the longest non-technical word in the English language. Since the word means opposition to the movement for the removal of the reigning monarch of the UK as head of the Church of England, the definition of 'non-technical' is open to debate.
     

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