Word whimsy

Here are some little known English word tidbits to help get your year off to a good start:

  1. The longest word you can spell without repeating a letter: Uncopyrightable.
  2. The longest word with just one vowel: Strengths.
  3. The only English word with a triple letter: Goddessship.
  4. The longest commonly used word with no letter appearing more than once: Ambidextrously.
  5. The word with the longest definition in most dictionaries: Set.
  6. The longest common word without an a, e, i, o or u: Rhythms.
  7. The shortest -ology (study of) word: oology (the study of eggs).
  8. The only two common words with six consonants in a row: Catchphrase and latchstring.
  9. The longest English word with letters appearing in alphabetical order: Aegilops (an ulcer in the eye).
  10. Of is the only word in which an f is pronounced like a v.

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