Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

I have seen Wordless Wednesday posts. I decided we needed an offbeat day. So Tuesdays will be a teaching of the English language and some obscure terminology and unknown facts.

"Facetious" and "abstemious" are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order.

"Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.

"Almost" is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

"Fickleheaded" and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

"Asthma" and "isthmi" are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

And to add some intellectual thought, how many words can be generated from the word "Therein" using consecutive letters? Example: rein

2 comments:

barista grazioso said...

That's pretty darn cool! I like your Tuesday posts.

Monica said...

Asthma affects our family because my daughter has it.

I like your Tuesday off beat post. Have a great day. :)