odiousgambit
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December 14th, 2010 at 5:05:22 AM permalink
>5) Isn't it typewriter?


very good, this'll be my trivia question for today
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dwheatley
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December 14th, 2010 at 5:06:42 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Here is another:

Name either of the two longest English words with only one syllable.



I'll go with scratched.

All of my puzzles have been answered but one. I don't think extrarefracted is a word, but I do know of a 13 letter word you can type with the left side of the keyboard.
I also know of at least one other word with 5 'e's.
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December 14th, 2010 at 6:34:20 AM permalink
Quote: TheNightfly

... ... ...

In the sign abover their store, there was a larger space between Smith and And and And and Sons.



Well done Nightfly - you are correct except, being English, it was a pub sign :-)
Ayecarumba
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December 15th, 2010 at 12:14:02 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba


Here is another:

Name either of the two longest English words with only one syllable.




Quote: dwheatley

I'll go with scratched.



I was actually thinking of "strengths" (a trick, since it was just mentioned as the longest word with one vowel), and "screeched" at nine letters each. However, a bit of checking has uncovered two archaic words:

Quote: Fun With Words Website


Scraunched and the archaic word strengthed, each ten letters long, are the longest English words that are only one syllable long. Nine letter monosyllabic words are scratched, screeched, scrounged, squelched, straights, and strengths.
Fun With Words



Since I don't think archaic words should count, I will give you full credit for a correct answer dwheatly. Well done.
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FarFromVegas
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December 15th, 2010 at 1:05:05 PM permalink
Quote: dwheatley


I also know of at least one other word with 5 'e's.



Beekeeper.
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ItsCalledSoccer
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December 15th, 2010 at 1:29:49 PM permalink
What's the only English word with three consecutive sets of double letters?
avargov
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December 15th, 2010 at 1:48:25 PM permalink
bookkeeper
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ItsCalledSoccer
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December 15th, 2010 at 1:51:39 PM permalink
Nice. Not quite the same thing, but does it bother anyone that ...

1. People say, "I disagree with the fact that ..." You can't disagree with a fact or you're insane.

2. Reporters say things like, "There's a possible tornado ..." There's either a tornado or there's not; they should say, "There's possibly a tornado ..."

3. People say, "The [whatever] appeared in a random pattern." If it's not a pattern, it's random.
avargov
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December 15th, 2010 at 2:13:34 PM permalink
The misuse of currently and presently drive me up a wall.

ATM machine and PIN number make me want to open my veins...
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December 15th, 2010 at 2:13:44 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Here is another:

Name either of the two longest English words with only one syllable.



Straights?
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