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antiquary wrote:
Which word, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary and most other very big dictionaries, contains the same vowel nine times? Which English words are only one syllable long but contain nine letters?
And ten letters? (Much harder, but it can be done).

Answers in a few days.


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Well done, ginger_ninja, scraunched is listed in the OED. Not listed there but occasionally appearing in British newspapers is strengthed, meaning 'strengthened'. Nine-letter monosyllables include screeched, scrounged, scrunched, stretched, straights, and - yes jennyp716 - scratched and strengths.

There are nine letter 'i's in floccinaucinihilipilification. Not the commonest of words, I'll grant you; it tends to get used when people mention antidisestablishmentarianism and supercalifragelisticexpialidocious rather than in ordinary conversation, but it is in some dictionaries. It means 'the habit of estimating as worthless'. Mmm, useful.


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GICampbell-16 wrote:
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.


"Doc note I dissent a fad ET never prevented a fatness I diet on cod."

That might be it. It doesn't make sense, but it is the same backwards as it is forwards.


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To make sense it should go:

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Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.


Go hang a salami! I'm a lasagna hog.

Dammit, I'm mad!


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Halliberry wrote:
Here are a few questions to make you think.

-If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

-If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

-Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

-Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

-Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

-Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?


Here are a few more not relating to the meaning of "words" so much..

-Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

-Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?



The spelling in the dictionary cannot be wrong without a printing error, meaning it would be spelled correctly in another dictionary

Websters dictionary was an attempt to standardize spellings in English. Before that, you pretty much spelled however you felt you should

They don't always. Pulling is primary, after all, if a ship is in a dock the tug could not get behind it to push.

It is after dark has come, not after light has left

Sarcasm, mainly

It hasn't dried yet, and the residue of the glue along the inside surface of the bottle protects the rest of the glue from adhering.

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Here are more palindromes than you could conceivably ever have wanted to know:

Do geese see God?

Madam, in Eden I'm Adam.

Campus motto: Bottoms up, Mac!

Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak.

A Toyota race fast; safe car, a Toyota.

Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!

Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.

Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.

Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

I particularly like that last one: 44 letters long and rather inspiring. I know one about 600 letters long, but life is too short to type it all out.


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sheickhu wrote:
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Good question! Welcome, sheickhu. A palindrome is a word or a sentence that reads just the same whether you read it forwards or backwards. For example: redivider. There are more palindromes earlier in this thread.


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Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.


haha, i like this one. it made me laugh. that last one is actually really impressive. like, usually these palindrome sentences sound kind of choppy. that one sounds poetic.

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Who comes up with these things?!!!!

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Thanks for clearing that up. My Maths teacher told me that one about ten years ago (hence confusion over prevents/prevented!).

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Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.


Go hang a salami! I'm a lasagna hog.

Dammit, I'm mad!


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soandso wrote:
Who comes up with these things?!!!!


Wild-haired loons with bright staring eyes, I should think. I don't make them up, I just find them.


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cerrderion wrote:
Halliberry wrote:
-Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

-Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?


It hasn't dried yet, and the residue of the glue along the inside surface of the bottle protects the rest of the glue from adhering.

You can refuse to wash your towel, but when it becomes covered in your hair and dead skin scrubbed off when drying yourself, don't come crying to me.

cerrderion, thank you ever so much for being thoughtful enough to clear up some of life's little mysteries. Please note, all was said in humor. Where's your funny bone?

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antiquary wrote:
soandso wrote:
Who comes up with these things?!!!!


Wild-haired loons with bright staring eyes, I should think. I don't make them up, I just find them.


Where do you find them?

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