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 🙂



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