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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?

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Some Thoughts re: trivia ... more | Comment 19 of 23 |
(In reply to trivia by pleasance)

U say: " AEGILOPS (alternate spelling of egilops, an ulcer in a part of the eye) is apparently the longest word in W2 which consists of letters in alphabetical order ..."

I say : How about FACETIOUS ( vowels in alph. order) or even better FACETIOUSLY ( here even Y is counted as an vowel).


Buenos Aires and Port-au-Prince are the only capitals using all the vowels..

And how about:

BOOKKEEPPER (4 doubles in a row!!) assisted by a subBOOKKEEPPER (5 doubles but too artificial...)
Strengths (one vowel only- just like queue, OHIO, IOWA and OAHU with one consonant only!!!)
I have a veryloooooooooooooong liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiist of oddies, but will stop here, concluding with the longest English word:

SMILES - a whole mile between two S-es.


Edited on April 21, 2016, 3:47 pm
  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2004-02-14 03:37:38

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