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Post 941

Marjin, After a long time of procrastination back lurking

Next to swimming and rowing:
the jump backwards from the plank or the tower into the swimmingpool.
(I don't know the english word for that sport)


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Post 942

Bagpuss

Hmmm, the same argument would appear to rule out figure skating and diving.

Ah, brainwave:

Tug-o-war.


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Post 943

Marjin, After a long time of procrastination back lurking

Too late!smiley - wah
Got the same brainwavesmiley - sadface


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Post 944

Bald Bloke


Congratulations

Bagpuss


Thats the one I was thinking of smiley - smiley


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Post 945

BrownFurby

So , who sets the next question now?


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Post 946

Bald Bloke

I would asume Bagpuss for getting the last part but you guys know the rules better than me ?


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Post 947

Bagpuss

It seems a little unfair on Mycroft who got two out of three, but on the grounds that I would have thought of them as well, I'll set the next one. (Sorry, Mycroft)

What is the longest word that can be written using only the top line of letters on the standard qwerty keyboard?


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Post 948

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

'qwerty' if used only once.
'opportu.. never mind. I'll be back.
smiley - biggrin
~j~


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Post 949

Mycroft

No problem, Bagpuss - I'll just ask the next one smiley - biggrin.

The word you're thinking of is typewriter. However, there are two less well-known eleven letter words which also fit the bill: proprietory (the adjectival form of proprietor, which isn't the same thing as proprietary) and rupturewort (the plant Herniaria glabra, so-called because it was traditionally used to cure hernias).


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Post 950

the Shee

Grr... I knew that!


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Post 951

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Uhm.. yeah ..rupturewort ..smiley - flustered Oh yeah ..like I knew that one too. smiley - laugh Sure I did. But you're just too quick for me, Myc.

I guess it's Myc's turn again unless Baggy has some sesquipedalian surprise for us.

smiley - biggrin


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Post 952

the Shee

No, proprietory. Have no idea what "rupturewort" is....


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Post 953

tdbiii

I would have to say that I can write
qwertytypewriter (as oppossed to dvoraktypewriter). But I suppose the English would want to make that two words...


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Post 954

Clelba

smiley - snowman
^. .^
= ' =


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Post 955

Mycroft

...and just to cover all the bases, there are a couple of non-OED medical twelve-letter words which also fit the bill (pituitotrope and uropyoureter), and powertripper may make it into a dictionary at some point in the not too distant futuresmiley - biggrin


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Post 956

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Well that cliches it. Powertripper! It may not yet be in the OED but it's been in the NorthAm vernacular for forty years. Damn, I wish I'd seen that one. Good on ya Myc, I guess it's your turn.
smiley - biggrin
~j~


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Post 957

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

The typo on 'clinches' it was ..how should I put this ..non-Freudian.
~j~


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Post 958

Bagpuss

Actually I'd only recently been told that one and wondered if any of you clever lot had any better words. I'm not sure if medical ones should count, but I think Mycroft wins with either "powertripper" or one of those other two. Haven't decided which. I'm surprised no-one tried "typewritery", which was my first thought. So, it's over to Sherlock's older brother for the next one.


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Post 959

Mycroft

Just to improve on those feeble twelve letter words I've created powerquippery, meaning the lost art of Wildean repartee.

And the next question is...

What's the longest plural ending in S that becomes singular when another S is added (e.g. pis)?


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Post 960

tdbiii

I think :
MULTIMILLIONAIRES

but the thing is there is probably some weirde science term that can beat this!


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