no e's please

Posted by: einsteinII

no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:13 AM

What is the longest word in the English language that does not have an "e" in it?
Posted by: ren33

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 09:09 AM

FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION
Posted by: mehaul

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 09:42 AM

antiFLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATIONist? (or -ism)
I went to two resources and couldn't find FLOCCI­NAUCINI­HILIPIL­IFICATION
Ren. Do you have a definition? Is it related to flocculate?
Posted by: lesley153

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:50 AM

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!
Posted by: mehaul

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:14 PM

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.
Posted by: lesley153

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:19 PM

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.
Posted by: einsteinII

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 02:46 PM

OK you guys are pretty good at this. How about a multiparagraph story containing no e's. i saw one recently.
Posted by: dippo

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 03:02 PM

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)
Posted by: ren33

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:53 PM

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!
Posted by: TabbyTom

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 05:18 PM

OK, Ren - I'll try to move it now
Posted by: ren33

Re: no e's please - Fri Sep 28 2012 08:49 PM

Wow! Well done, that man!
Talk about "Your wish is my command" Thanks TT!
Posted by: einsteinII

Re: no e's please - Sat Sep 29 2012 07:12 AM

I feel like a happy wanderer with posts moving around as they are. Good job, guys.