can you find on your keyboard, going in any direction with adjoining keys ?
Ty (make use of)
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)
That's about it..
as, was, saw, red, wed, ilk
Must the words lie as straight line segments, wolram?
assert - if one is allowed to double strike a letter.
free, freed, frees, freer
I actually thought about Poll, but wasn't sure if repeating a letter was allowed.
You forgot Back Space. :tongue:
Some others that I see on my keyboard...
I found QWERTY (Qwerty) in the dictionary.
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.
In that case, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVORAK" [Broken] should be allowed, too, although it happens to be a name. 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?
it could be worse:
Desert is the longest common word I found using only letters without standing on a letter twice in a row.
How about "hyuj" as in really big? :rofl: Well, it's pronounced like "huge".
Ok. Hey...that sounds like "okay", doesn't it?
How about the longest sentence?
Fred saw Ed. :rofl:
or Fred sawed.
Hmmm...how about Fred sewed?
as a serf drew a sewer drew saw a serf desert
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
As long as they are adjoing it matters not, so angles are ok
Allowing diagonal jumps, you have "redressed" at 9 letters.
Separate names with a comma.