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The Longest One-Syllable Word?

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 07:40 pm
I'm wondering how many letters make up the longest one-syllable word. The word "strength" has eight. I'm guessing that it's not the longest. So what is?
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 07:52 pm
Here's what I found from AskOxford.com:

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The one most commonly cited is screeched (nine letters). However, one ought to mention also scratched, scrounged, scrunched, stretched, and the plural nouns straights and strengths (all with nine letters).

The complete Oxford English Dictionary also indicates the existence of scraughed, scrinched, scritched, scrooched, sprainged, spreathed, throughed, and thrutched.

The OED also cites a single instance of the ten-letter word scraunched, from the 1620 English translation of Don Quixote.
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John Garvey
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 08:33 pm
I've heard that strengths (plural) is also the longest word in the English language with only one vowell. But I have been told I'm wrong. Anyone know if I am? What word is longer?
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Charli
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 08:59 pm
Also . . .
Also, strengthed - 10 letters.[/color] Smile Smile Smile
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 9 Feb, 2004 04:34 am
Thanks, Piffka.

Charli, I don't think strengthed is a word. Well, it's not in my dictionary.
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Charli
 
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Reply Mon 9 Feb, 2004 08:11 am
GOOGLE SEARCH FOR "STRENGTHED"
The word "strengthed" is used to describe items from head bolts to platinum to use in Quantum Mechanics. About 4,920 sites on Google:

GOOGLE SEARCH FOR STRENGTHED
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 9 Feb, 2004 08:20 am
Wow, live and loin. And think it's the winner. Thanks, Charli.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Mon 9 Feb, 2004 08:33 am
It is an odd word, Charli... what does it mean? How is it different from strengthened?
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Charli
 
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Reply Mon 9 Feb, 2004 12:59 pm
FROM THE MUSTANG SITE FORUM
Here's a usage from the Mustang site forum. Looks like the word might be interchangeable with strengthened. Also, usage seems similar to words we add "ed" to: two-face, two-faced, etc.

http://forums.stangnet.com/showthread.php?t=323655

Quote:
Vettes and SS camaros vs. 03 cobra
IM copying this from SVT forums, because I want to know what you guys think. I originally wrote this response:.............


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maybe this is kinda off topic, and I still love ford. But I jus have one commment about the 03 cobra being able to KEEP UP with chevy's.


TOO BAD THEY HAD TO SUPERCHARGE IT SO IT COULD.


I mean think about it. on motor alone, an 03 cobra STILL COULDNT beat a stock LS1. and that is pitiful. the only car that comes close to comparing to a corvette, and beating a SS camaro is the cobra R, because its N/A and still getting 385 hp/350 RWHP. Which is awesome because they did it with a smaller 5.4 instead of a 5.7 (like the LS1), but its too damn expensive and not available to the general public.

03 cobra: 390 hp/370 RWHP.
take SuperCharger off 03 cobra: any guesses as to RWHP?

280, 270? see my point?
35th anniv. SS: 317 RWHP

Everbody is claiming how badass the 03 cobra is, well I dont think it is. I mean they just took and 01 cobra motor, strengthed[/size] it and stuck a supercharger on it. anybody can do that. LS1's have 350 hp, and FORD had to supercharge a car do beat it (i say it like that because Cobra R's aren't accessible to all of us). try doing it all on motor like the LS1 is, then I'll be impressed. I mean, I could S/C my GT and pull on a SS camaro, and still come out paying tens of thousands less than what guys do for an 03 cobra. Now when the 5.4L cobra R motor comes out in force, AND CHEAPER, then that will be something. I mean if they are going to claim a big bad car that can whoop another car.......... make it on the same level. I would love to see an N/A 281 4V putting out the same numbers as an SS camaro. But I haven't. you have to modd it to just keep up. obviously the price difference for GT's and SS's are in play but 03 cobras and SS's are almost the same sticker. wouldn't you want a car that has 350 N/A hp, or one thats defficient and must use FI to beat it? ok before I get all this crap from you guys....... just think about it. I'm not bashing ford, I love stangs, but I see HUGE performance differences. AND IT SUX. see, I love SS camaro's too. I love my stang. My best friend has a 2000 SS camaro and he's seeing about 360 n/a RWHP, without the bottle. He obviously has almost every mod in the book. but no major motor mods, no cam, no headswap. A nonSC'ed cobra has no chance against him, and actually he can whoop his own '99 C5 vette's ass any day of the week. So I have listened to his argument alot.

"why would I buy a car for the same price I bought mine that had to come supercharged in order to give me a run for my money or even pull on me?" I know Im just ranting, but how do you guys feel? Im just tired of FORD getting stomped on. why don't they build a badass car that EVERYONE COULD BUY, that will give LS1's a race?

because motor to motor, the only car that ford has produced in mass quantity that can keep up with a BONE STOCK LS1 is.........oh wait.....they havent.


When FORD introduces a production mustang that is not supercharged.....not an R version(in other words, has A/C and radio).........is putting out 385HP/350 RWHP............and costs around 30 grand, and beats up on LS1's then I will say good job. until then Im waiting....................


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Piffka
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2004 05:41 pm
Hmmm...

An AOL authority lists strengthed, too....
Quote:
A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia, Page 4
Last revision: July 27, 2003
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MISCELLANY 4
SCRAUNCHED (10 letters) and SCROONCHED may be the longest monosyllabic words in W3. The OED2 has the obsolete STRENGTHED and STREYNGTHES. The American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed., 2000) has SCROOTCHED as an alternative spelling for scrooched. Some nine-letter monosyllabic words are CRAUNCHED, SCHLEPPED, SCHLUMPED, SCHMEERED, SCHMOOZED, SCRAICHED, SCRAIGHED, SCRATCHED, SCREECHED, SCROOCHED, SCROUNGED, SCRUNCHED, SKREECHED, SKREIGHED, SPLOTCHED, SQUELCHED, SQUINCHED, SQUOOSHED, STAUNCHED, STRAIGHTS, STRENGTHS, and STRETCHED [Philip Bennett, Stuart Kidd].
In addition, MWCD10 shows a one-syllable pronunciation of SQUIRREL, so presumably the 11-letter SQUIRRELLED could be pronounced as one syllable. Craig Rowland writes, "All dictionaries designate this word to be of two syllables, but frankly I don't know any Canadian who says it as any way but one."
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2004 06:03 pm
And all this time I thought the longest one syllable word was the one dlowan writes so often, when she's sooooooooooooo angry!
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2004 07:18 pm
fbaezer, Never mind "strengthed." I think you've found the winner. :-D
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Piffka
 
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Reply Tue 10 Feb, 2004 08:39 pm
heehee Very Happy
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 12:09 pm
Hi Roberta,

It seems that "live and loin" is your favorite tag, but what does it mean? I supposed it is like "live and develop". Please introduce it.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 12:11 pm
OristarA, Roberta (Boita) is from New York, so "live and loin", pronounced with a NY accent is really "live and learn". Smile
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 12:21 pm
Thanks fbaezer, never too old to learn. Very Happy
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 01:00 pm
Oristar, fbaezer gave you the correct info. In fact, not all New York accents are the same. But my parents both pronounced the "er" sound as "oi." So when the said my name, it sounded like "Roboita." My accent is a bit less radical than theirs. When I say my name, it sounds like "Roberta." But there are other aspects of my accent that are very Noo Yawk.
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cockney sparrer
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 01:41 pm
Hi Roberta or can I call you Bobby ???????????????

I found this on the safety net at ---------------

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwords/onesyllable


The one most commonly cited is screeched (nine letters). However, one ought to mention also scratched, scrounged, scrunched, stretched, and the plural nouns straights and strengths (all with nine letters).

The complete Oxford English Dictionary also indicates the existence of scraughed, scrinched, scritched, scrooched, sprainged, spreathed, throughed, and thrutched.

The OED also cites a single instance of the ten-letter word scraunched, from the 1620 English translation of Don Quixote.

But --- sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze is a goodun
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 06:29 pm
Hiya Cockney Sparrer, If you wanna use that nickname, I'd prefer it spelled Bobbie. Wow! It's been a long time since anyone has called me that. A looooooong time.

Thanks for the info.

:-)
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cockney sparrer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:43 am
Bobbie as opposed to Bobby. Makes sence. Beats baffling the boys around here
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