Monday, March 14, 2005

Fun with words!

"Facetious" is the only word in the Oxford English Dictionary where all the vowels appear in alphabetical order.

"Almost" and "Effort" are the longest words in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Oxford themselves:

What word contains the five vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the right order?
There are several, of which the best known are abstemious and facetious. Others include the rare botanical words acheilous, anemious, and caesious, the rare zoological word annelidous, and the chemical term arsenious.