Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun with Words

Typed words
The longest words typable with only the left hand using conventional hand placement on a QWERTY keyboard are tesseradecades, aftercataracts, and the more common but sometimes hyphenated sweaterdresses.

Using the right hand alone, the longest word that can be typed is johnny-jump-up, or, excluding hyphens, monimolimnion.

The longest English word typable using only the top row of letters has 11 letters: rupturewort.

Similar words with 10 letters include: pepperwort, perpetuity, proprietor, typewriter, requietory, repertoire, tripertite and pourriture. The word teetertotter (used in North American English) is longer at 12 letters, although it is usually spelled with a hyphen.

The longest words typable by alternating left and right hands are antiskepticism and leucocytozoans respectively.

2 comments:

Pepper Basham said...

HA! Mary, you are having WAY too much fun with words.

Edna said...

My goodness how did you ever come up with words that long, didn't know they were any. LOL love to play scrabble on pogo but I usually make small words.

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