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How many words

  1. Apr 18, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    can you find on your keyboard, going in any direction with adjoining keys ?
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2006 #2

    arildno

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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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  4. Apr 18, 2006 #3
    as, was, saw, red, wed, ilk

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    Navneeth
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2006 #4

    arildno

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    Must the words lie as straight line segments, wolram?
     
  6. Apr 18, 2006 #5

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    Caps Lock
    Tab
    Shift
    Print Screen
    Scroll Lock
    Pause
    Break
    Insert
    Home
    Page Up
    Page Down
    Delete
    End
    Enter
    :-)
     
  7. Apr 18, 2006 #6

    JamesU

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    as
    was
    saw
    poll
    red
    wed
    ilk(thnx neutrino)
    dew
    were
     
  8. Apr 18, 2006 #7

    Astronuc

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    assert - if one is allowed to double strike a letter.

    dress, dressed

    tree, treed

    free, freed, frees, freer
     
  9. Apr 18, 2006 #8
    I actually thought about Poll, but wasn't sure if repeating a letter was allowed. :rolleyes:

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  10. Apr 18, 2006 #9
    Polk
    Pool
    Loop
    Plop
    Poop
     
  11. Apr 18, 2006 #10
    You forgot Back Space. :tongue:

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

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  12. Apr 18, 2006 #11

    Astronuc

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    I found QWERTY (Qwerty) in the dictionary. :biggrin:
     
  13. Apr 18, 2006 #12
    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.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2006 #13
    In that case, Dvorak 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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  15. Apr 18, 2006 #14

    JamesU

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    it could be worse:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Keyboard_layout_Chinese_Traditional.png
     
  16. Apr 18, 2006 #15
    Desert is the longest common word I found using only letters without standing on a letter twice in a row.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2006 #16

    Astronuc

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    How about "hyuj" as in really big? :rofl: Well, it's pronounced like "huge". :rolleyes:
     
  18. Apr 18, 2006 #17
    Ok. Hey...that sounds like "okay", doesn't it?
     
  19. Apr 18, 2006 #18

    Astronuc

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    How about the longest sentence?

    Fred saw Ed. :rofl:

    or Fred sawed. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Apr 18, 2006 #19
    Hmmm...how about Fred sewed? :rolleyes:
     
  21. Apr 18, 2006 #20
    as a serf drew a sewer drew saw a serf desert
     
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