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Word Facts.

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Word Facts.

A few interesting 'word' facts for a wet afternoon.

Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand
And 'lollipop'
is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.
The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.
The words 'race-car,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.'
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (There’s actually one more but I can’t remember it).
A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

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pierre_pierre
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Re: Word Facts.

perpetuity, proprietor, repertoire, pepperroot, pepperwort, pirouetter, prerequire, pretorture, tetterwort, rupturewort, proterotype, pituitotrope, uropyoureter
(I cheated)
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Re: Word Facts.

I didn't say there wasn't any more Wink  Isn't Google a marvelous thing Smiley
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Re: Word Facts.

...especially if it's allowed in examination rooms Roll eyes
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Word Facts.

@Artmo, I only looked at that one as you said you thought there were more,  Typewriter is only 10 letters the longest I got was 12 and all the rest are at least 10 Cool Cool