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Old 10-11-2002, 09:48 PM
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Stewardesses. longest word typed with left hand. what about right hand?

Once, I read that the word "Stewardesses" was the longest word that could be typed entirely with the left hand on a typewriter/keyboard. What is the longest word that can be typed with the right hand?

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Old 10-12-2002, 03:09 AM
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Tie between bibliophily and hypolimnion, depending on whether you type the "b" with your right hand or not. I don't, but I'm not sure what hand you're "supposed" to use.

BTW, sweaterdresses is longer than stewardesses for the left hand.
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Old 10-12-2002, 09:29 AM
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I've never used my right hand for b, so hypolimnion it is.
Typewriter is also supposed to be the longest one using the top row - I can't remember the other two. Does anybody else know?
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Old 10-12-2002, 10:04 AM
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See Jeff Miller's Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia, Page 8

Left hand only (14 letters) : aftercataracts, tesseradecades, tetrastearates

Right hand only (14 characters including hyphens): Johnny-jump-up

Jeff lists words using a single row and a single finger too.
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Old 10-12-2002, 02:49 PM
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I have no clue. When looking at stewedesses web pages I need my right hand.

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Old 10-12-2002, 07:31 PM
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Getting close to Halloween, so watch out for the roaming werefolves and werestewardesses.
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by Kamelion
I've never used my right hand for b, so hypolimnion it is.
Typewriter is also supposed to be the longest one using the top row - I can't remember the other two. Does anybody else know?
For the middle row, the longest word that I can come up with is flasks. Also, if we're counting proper nouns, Alaska.

There are no words with just the bottom row, of course. For those two rows combined, the longest one that comes to mind is bandanas.
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Old 10-12-2002, 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by bibliophage
See Jeff Miller's Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia, Page 8

Left hand only (14 letters) : aftercataracts, tesseradecades, tetrastearates

Right hand only (14 characters including hyphens): Johnny-jump-up

Jeff lists words using a single row and a single finger too.
Jeff has way, WAY WAY too much time on his hands...
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Old 10-12-2002, 11:19 PM
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i can type any word with my right hand..its not that hard really :P
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