How many words

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can you find on your keyboard, going in any direction with adjoining keys ?
 

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Er (is)
Ert (pea)
Ty (make use of)
I (in)
På (on)
Yt (Perform!)
Ytre (means both "say" and "outer")
Tre (means both tree and three)
Re (to tidy up, particularly as in "to make the bed")
As (Roman coin)
Klø (itch)
Øl (beer)
Sa (said)
Ed (oath)
De (they)
Lo (laughed)

That's about it..
 
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as, was, saw, red, wed, ilk

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Must the words lie as straight line segments, wolram?
 
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as
was
saw
poll
red
wed
ilk(thnx neutrino)
dew
were
 
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assert - if one is allowed to double strike a letter.

dress, dressed

tree, treed

free, freed, frees, freer
 
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yomamma said:
as
was
saw
poll
red
wed
ilk(thnx neutrino)
dew
were
I actually thought about Poll, but wasn't sure if repeating a letter was allowed. :rolleyes:

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Polk
Pool
Loop
Plop
Poop
 
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berkeman said:
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You forgot Back Space. :tongue:

Some others that I see on my keyboard...
Wake Up
Sleep
Power

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I found QWERTY (Qwerty) in the dictionary. :biggrin:
 
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Are diagonal moves allowed (example D to R)? I guess I'm asking if we should have a coordination number of 4 or 8?

The QWERTY keyboard isn't very well configured for this. The vowels are on the fringes of the keyboard, have low coordination numbers, UIO is clustered, and they're generally surrounded by bad letters.
 
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Astronuc said:
I found QWERTY (Qwerty) in the dictionary. :biggrin:
In that case, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVORAK" [Broken] should be allowed, too, although it happens to be a name. :biggrin: Well this doesn't really apply since the letters are not arranged as DVORAK.

Speaking of names, can anyone spot a FRED in your (QWERTY) keyboard?

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luckycharms said:
Are diagonal moves allowed (example D to R)? I guess I'm asking if we should have a coordination number of 4 or 8?

The QWERTY keyboard isn't very well configured for this. The vowels are on the fringes of the keyboard, have low coordination numbers, UIO is clustered, and they're generally surrounded by bad letters.
it could be worse:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Keyboard_layout_Chinese_Traditional.png
 
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Desert is the longest common word I found using only letters without standing on a letter twice in a row.
 
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In that case, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVORAK" [Broken] should be allowed, too, although it happens to be a name. :biggrin: Well this doesn't really apply since the letters are not arranged as DVORAK.

Speaking of names, can anyone spot a FRED in your (QWERTY) keyboard?
How about "hyuj" as in really big? :rofl: Well, it's pronounced like "huge". :rolleyes:
 
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How about "hyuj" as in really big? :rofl: Well, it's pronounced like "huge". :rolleyes:
Ok. Hey...that sounds like "okay", doesn't it?
 
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How about the longest sentence?

Fred saw Ed. :rofl:

or Fred sawed. :rolleyes:
 
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Astronuc said:
How about the longest sentence?

Fred saw Ed. :rofl:

or Fred sawed. :rolleyes:
Hmmm...how about Fred sewed? :rolleyes:
 
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as a serf drew a sewer drew saw a serf desert
 
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Fred saw Ed sewed red sewer dew as desert free. :yuck: bad grammar
 
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Fred saw Ed sewed red sewer dew as desert free. :yuck: bad grammar
Fred saw red desert as Ed sewed.

Here's one more word for the list : Swede
 
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Must the words lie as straight line segments, wolram?
As long as they are adjoing it matters not, so angles are ok :smile:
 
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Allright!

Sed (custom)
Ser (sees)
Seder (Cedar)
sedertre (Cedar-tree)
Der (there)
Fred (peace)
Freser (hisses)
Klo (Claw)
Løp (race)
Pøl (Pool)
 
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Allowing diagonal jumps, you have "redressed" at 9 letters.
 

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