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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member BongalloJoe
    Not Gone Yet
    29 Oct '16 11:09
    What is the longest one-syllable word you can think of?

    No google-ing, that ruins the fun.
  2. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    29 Oct '16 13:48
    I'm thinking few vowels, something like strength. Fire and ashes, is that even a single syllable.
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    29 Oct '16 23:14
    strengths
  4. Standard member BongalloJoe
    Not Gone Yet
    02 Nov '16 21:58
    here is a 10 letter one: squirreled
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    03 Nov '16 22:04
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    here is a 10 letter one: squirreled
    It isn't monosyllabic.
  6. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Nov '16 21:56
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    It isn't monosyllabic.
    Pedant!

    Here is mine
    antidisestablishmentarianism
  7. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    06 Nov '16 00:04 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    here is a 10 letter one: squirreled
    I went and looked. (10 or 11 letters) but you are right, and I'm surprised that the way I pronounce it agrees with 3% of the UK english speakers. Wiki says A list of 9,123 English monosyllables published in 1957 includes three ten-letter [lol] words: scraunched, scroonched, and squirrelled.[1] It also says that squirrelled is compressed American pronunciation of a word which in British RP always has two syllables /ˈskwɪrəld/. The monosyllabic pronunciation rhymes with world, curled.

    Also, Guinness World Records lists scraunched and strengthed. So I was pretty close! I wonder what scraunch and scroonch mean.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Nov '16 23:57
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    antidisestablishmentarianism
    According to wiki compressed inebriated Scottish pronunciation of the word is anthsm ... although in British RP it has ten syllables