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 Post subject: FUN WITH WORDS.........
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:05 am 
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Recently I have come across some funny words and things that we are not aware or say, we did't notice. I would like to share them with you all.

1. UNDERGROUND is the only word in english which starts with UND and ends with UND.
2. There is a seven letter word in english that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters. THEREIN, the ten words are the, there,he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
3. STEWARDESSES is the only longest english word that is typed only with left hand.
4. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is UNCOPYWRITABLE
5. FACETIOUS, and ABSTEMIOUS, contain all vowels in the correct order as does ARSENIOUS.
6. The word CHECKMATE in chess comes from Persian phrase 'SHAH MAT' which means ' the king is dead'
If any one know or come across this type of fun, please post it here, so that we can enjoy.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:34 pm 
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That was some info powerhouse... Thanks.. and yeah do let em running here more often.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:39 pm 
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powerhouse321 wrote:
5. FACETIOUS, and ABSTEMIOUS, contain all vowels in the correct order as does ARSENIOUS.


wow that's awesome. you know when i was younger my older brother told me that "sequoia" was the only word in the english language to have all 5 vowels and i believed him. darn brother.


did y'all know that "bookkeeper" is the only word in the english language to contain three consecutive pairs of letters?

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Thank You...! Ishrat and Kujo.
I used bookkeeper several times, but I never observed the fun. Thank you again Kujo.

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Hmmm. Ok here goes:

The word "typewriter" is one of the longest that can be typed using only the top row of a standard keyboard. In case you're interested, the others are "perpetuity", "proprietor", and "repertoire".

The longest word that can be typed using only the home row is "alfalfa".

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

No English words rhyme with orange, purple, silver, or month

The longest word whose letters alternate hands when being typed on a QWERTY keyboard is "authenticity"

Until the seventeenth century the word "upset" meant to set up (i.e. erect) something. Now it means the opposite: "to capsize".

"Dreamt" is the only English word ending in "mt".

... hmm stuck!

How about words with no vowels?

HM intj. expressing thought (hmm)

MM intj. expressing satisfaction

SH intj. used to urge silence (shh)

BRR intj. used to indicate coldness (brrr)

CWM circular basin with steep walls (cirque)

HMM intj. expressing thought

NTH pert. to item number n

PHT intj. expressing mild anger or annoyance

SHH intj. used to urge silence (sh)

TSK to utter a scolding exclamation

BRRR intj. used to indicate coldness

CWMS [cwm] (circular basin with steep walls)

PFFT intj. expressing an abrupt ending

PSST intj. used to attract someone's attention

TSKS [tsk] (to utter a scolding exclamation)

CRWTH ancient stringed musical instrument

PHPFT intj. expressing mild anger or annoyance (pht)

CRWTHS [crwth] (ancient stringed musical instrument

TSKTSK to utter a scolding exclamation (tsk)

TSKTSKS [tsktsk] (to utter a scolding exclamation)

true, honest, check it :p


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I love this type of stuff! It's so interesting!

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I know it is corny but i have always found it neat that

evil is live spelt backwards and live is evil .. always made me stop and think about it ... lol...

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You guys forgot one: Redivider is the longest palindrome.
And there's also the longest sentence I know of: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.


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what's a palindrome?

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a palindrome is read the same forwards and backwards...

redivider
(wait a minute, strike that, reverse it)
aha!
still redivider

make sense?

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ya thx!!

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the longest palindrome in sentence (excusing punctuation) form i know is:
drat saddam, a mad dastard

i think they're a pretty simialr length...

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Q.E. you said,
"What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France."

Is this true?...I'm curious now about the history of that term...

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i love this stuff!!! :D

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There is a comedian (whom I can't recall the name of) was on stage somewhere and read out a story. It was a palindrome, or at least every sentence or line.

I am struggling to remember, so I will have to research into this myself.


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