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Ascension (Posted on 2004-02-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
  1. What is the longest word in the English language in which all the letters are arranged in alphabetical order?

  2. How about reverse alphabetical order?

  3. What is the last word, alphabetically, whose letters are all in alphabetical order?

  4. What is the first word whose letters are all in reverse alphabetical order?

See The Solution Submitted by DJ    
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re: The English langauge is just too funny for words !! | Comment 16 of 23 |
(In reply to The English langauge is just too funny for words !! by Penny)

I think you have hit on some of the major points of interest. I think the idea of plurals is interesting. How come deer and sheep are both plural and singular? If mice is the plural of mouse, is spice the plural of spouse? Even having sounds is interesting. I think I found a site once that showed there were 10 or some different sounds for u.

Plus, the old "ghoti" problem is interesting (which is already on the site by the way)
  Posted by Gamer on 2004-02-08 20:00:34

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