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Longest by Halves (Posted on 2012-03-05) Difficulty: 3 of 5
1. What is the longest English word that can be formed using the letters A to M?

2. What is the longest English word that can be formed using the letters N to Z?

Notes:

(a) It is not necessary to use all the letters within the specified range. A given letter can occur more than once within a word.

(b) Words involving proper nouns, acronyms or abbreviations is not permissible.

(c) None of the generated words can be hyphenated. For example, words like A-bomb, X-Ray etc. are not allowed.

No Solution Yet Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Some Thoughts small decorative braid in the hair | Comment 5 of 6 |
I find both the hyphenation controversy and the de vs. dee controversy engrossing.  Just to keep it going a little longer, I note the following definition, courtesy http://mooncalf.org/library/misc/vsfashion.html

fiddledeedee (FIH-duhl-dee-dee): Small braid in the hair, which seems to serve a purely decorative purpose. 

This seems compelling to me.




  Posted by Steve Herman on 2012-03-06 15:35:50
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