Wacky words

Check out these wacky words

 

The only countries in the world with one syllable in their names are Chad, France, Greece, and Spain.
Four” is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number. 
Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.
Fickleheaded” and “fiddledeedee” are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet. 
Adcomsubordcomphibspac” is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
Fortyis the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. “One” is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.
Dreamt” is the only common English word ending in -MT.  Others are the obscure “adreamt,” “redreamt,” “undreamt,” or “daydreamt.”
Among words consisting only of Roman numeral letters, the “highest scoring” words in English are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2012).
Conservationalists” & “Conversationalists” (18 letters) are the longest non-scientific transposals (word formed from another by changing its letters).
Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is the only state capital name that shares no letters with the name of its state.
Monday is the only day of the week that has an anagram, dynamo. 
SWIMS is the longest word with 180-degree rotational symmetry (if you were to view it upside-down it would still be the same word and perfectly readable).
Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the longest word consisting entirely of alternating vowels and consonants.
 

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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4 Responses to Wacky words

  1. Skye B. says:

    Hi Rob,
    I am just stopping by to let you know I have award for you, which WILL fit on your page, as you put it in a blog post. I have nominated and chosen you to receive this deserving reward for the many posts you do.
    Thanks, Skye

  2. Steve says:

    Rob,
    A while back someone gave me a little word quiz and now they’ve moved so I don’t know the answer and haven’t been able to figure it out, mostly because I just don’t dedicate enough time to it. This post made me think of it again. What is a word that has 3 consecutive double letters in it. I was eventually given this hint: it is spelled like this. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Steve

  3. Steve says:

    Oops, that spacing on the spelling didn’t work out.
    It should be: S DD DD DD S S S
    Where S = single letter and DD = double letters
    Steve

  4. Annie says:

    i like this post and perhaps many others which I have yet to discover. Wish Mandarin is that simple; it spent 3 hours yesterday teaching my daughter character recognition and she ended up giving me the quiz, prepared all the McDonald’s stamps and what nots, for points. Will pick this up on print and share it with her.

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