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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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re(2): trivia ... more | Comment 20 of 23 |
(In reply to re: trivia ... more by Ady TZIDON)

Ady says:
"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 ( one letter more) or even better FACETIOUSLY ( here even Y is counted as an vowel). "

But putting those into alphabetic order makes
ACEFIOSTU and ACEFILOSTUY respectively--not the order of the words themselves. Only the vowels of those words had been in alphabetic order, not all the letters.
  Posted by Charlie on 2004-02-14 11:00:37

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