Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

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Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:28 am

As AEGILOPS is not permitted in Lexplorer, surely there is a longer word than ALMOST that is in alphabetical order.
But what is it?
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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Bob De Caux » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:57 am

can you use the same letter twice? If so, then I'll go for BEEFILY

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Alec Rivers » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:05 am

ODE word list 30/10/09

With repeated letters:
  • BEEFILY
    BILLOWY
    DIKKOPS
Without:
  • ABHORS
    ALMOST
    BEGINS
    BIJOUX
    BIOPSY
    CHIMPS
    CHINOS
    CHINTZ
    DEHORS
    DHIKRS

CSW Word list

With repeats:
  • ADDEEMS
    BEEFILY
    BILLOWY
    DIKKOPS
    GIMMORS
Without:
  • CHIKORS
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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:23 am

Thanks for that Chaps. :)
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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by JackHurst » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:39 pm

Without looking at lexplorer, can anyone tell me a word which uses all 5 vowels once and has them in alphabetical order? (I have two nines in mind)

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:40 pm

FACETIOUS and ABSTEMIOUS come to mind. The second clearly isn't a niner though.

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Alec Rivers » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:44 pm

FWIW, the Countdown-valid word with the most consonants in alphabetical order is CHAMPERTY.

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by JackHurst » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:50 pm

Jon Corby wrote:FACETIOUS and ABSTEMIOUS come to mind. The second clearly isn't a niner though.
It might not be a niner but it sure is a cool word.

The other nine I had in mind was ARSENIOUS if anyone was interested

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:07 pm

CAESIOUS is valid in Scrabble, I played it once against my dad. Good story or what?

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by JimBentley » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:29 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:CAESIOUS is valid in Scrabble, I played it once against my dad. Good story or what?
If the story had been "CAESIOUS is valid in Scrabble, I played it once against my dad. Then I went outside and it was raining" then I would say it was a good story, but as it stands it doesn't quite do it for me.

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:44 pm

Is what ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order? Sorry, someone had to.

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:34 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Is what ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order? Sorry, someone had to.
IS: ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order.

(It's only four short of ALMOST - that's almost in my books.)

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:37 pm

Haha, excellent.

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Kevin Davis » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Is what ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order? Sorry, someone had to.
Of course it isn't. H is before W. Sorry, someone had to.
Oh, cackwires!

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Re: Is ALMOST the longest word in alphabetical order?

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:19 am

Haha, excellent.

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