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#827614 - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:13 AM no e's please
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What is the longest word in the English language that does not have an "e" in it?

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#827624 - Fri Sep 28 2012 09:09 AM Re: no e's please [Re: einsteinII]
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FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION
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#827634 - Fri Sep 28 2012 09:42 AM Re: no e's please [Re: ren33]
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antiFLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATIONist? (or -ism)
I went to two resources and couldn't find FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION
Ren. Do you have a definition? Is it related to flocculate?


Edited by mehaul (Fri Sep 28 2012 09:43 AM)
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#827712 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:50 AM Re: no e's please [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
I went to two resources and couldn't find FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION

Can't think why not. I've found a few.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/floccinaucinihilipilification
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/floccinaucinihilipilification
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/floccinaucinihilipilification
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/floccinaucinihilipilification
I think there were more but I got bored.

Originally Posted By: mehaul
Is it related to flocculate?

dictionary.reference.com seems to think so!
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#827739 - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:14 PM Re: no e's please [Re: lesley153]
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Thanks. Strangely on a copy and paste into wiktionary I got no hit! Maybe because it was in all caps? I thought that resource was case insensitive.
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#827742 - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:19 PM Re: no e's please [Re: mehaul]
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My pleasure. I didn't do copy and paste - I did select (double click) and drag into the search bit, and got "about 167,000" results.
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#827749 - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:46 PM Re: no e's please [Re: lesley153]
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OK you guys are pretty good at this. How about a multiparagraph story containing no e's. i saw one recently.

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#827750 - Fri Sep 28 2012 03:02 PM Re: no e's please [Re: einsteinII]
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This should really be in 'Ask Funtrivia'.

The story:

Gadsby: A Story of Over 50,000 Words Without Using the Letter "E" is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright. (Wiki)

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#827772 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:53 PM Re: no e's please [Re: dippo]
ren33 Offline
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I agree . Is it possible to move it to Puzzles and games?
I have a book called Eunoia By Christian Bok that has a chapter for each vowel , to the exclusion of all others. It is clever but extremely boring!
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#827778 - Fri Sep 28 2012 05:18 PM Re: no e's please [Re: ren33]
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OK, Ren - I'll try to move it now
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#827810 - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:49 PM Re: no e's please [Re: TabbyTom]
ren33 Offline
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Wow! Well done, that man!
Talk about "Your wish is my command" Thanks TT!
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#827916 - Sat Sep 29 2012 07:12 AM Re: no e's please [Re: ren33]
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I feel like a happy wanderer with posts moving around as they are. Good job, guys.

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