Words of Unusual Sizes

A while ago, @QuillWriters did a Tuesday Twitter game called Words of Unusual Sizes. I wanted to share some of the best words that people came up with:

Long words:

  • The longest place name in the UK: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
  • Longest words with no repeated letters: Dermatoglyphics, Misconjugatedly, Uncopyrightables
  • Name of a hill in New Zealand: Tau­mata­whaka­tangi­hanga­koau­auota­matea­pokai­when­uaki­tana­tahu
  • Longest word whose letters are arranged in alphabetical order: Aegilops
  • English word with longest string of vowels: Euouae
  • Longest word Shakespeare used, also consists of alternating vowels and consonants: Honorificabilitudinitatibus
  • Longest word with no vowels: Symphysy

Unusual words:

  • Only word with three consecutive double letters: Bookkeeping
  • Word meaning the fear of long words: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Short words:

  • Shortest words: A, I
  • A selection of two-letter words (useful for Scrabble!): am bi do ex fa go hi id jo la mu no oh pi qi re so ta um wo xi ye za

 

So, next time you play Scrabble and end up left with all the vowels or all consonants–there’s no need to panic 🙂

 

2 Comments

  1. Heather Hayden

    January 14, 2016

    Great post! I’m sad I missed that Quill session, sounds like it was a great one! Thanks for collecting some of the highlights together. I’m proud to say I knew most of those two-letter words (I play a lot of Scrabble with my mother.)

    • magicwriter author

      January 14, 2016

      My husband is a Scrabble fan too. I thought he was making all the two letter words up at first 😀

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