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For Butter or Worse

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#44128
Fun:** (1.72)
Difficulty:*** (2.91)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:phrebh*us****

 

 

 



What is the longest word in the English alphabet?





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Comments

Malika123tph*
Feb 18, 2009

Never thought of it.
AlexRi3erAus*
Feb 18, 2009

What about alpha. it is a word, isn't it?
Nerine**
Feb 18, 2009

But there was nothing about consecutive letter! Never would have got it otherwise.
Here's a few:

Antidisestablishmentarianism (in dictionary) and
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
(longest medical term, in dictionary)
and
Floccinaucinihilipilification (in dictionary)
phrebh*us*
Feb 18, 2009

That's why it's a trick.
smcorenAca*
Feb 18, 2009

Your teaser is not very clear. You don't mention anything about the letters needing to be consecutive. If it were really a "trick" then the longest word in "The English Alphabet" would be "Alphabet". If you really meant to refer to the spelling of a letter- wouldn't "Double" in double U be the longest word?
phrebh*us*
Feb 18, 2009

For those of you who need the large print version of the explanation: the English alphabet is a group of letters from a to z, listed, by definition, in alphabetical order. If you write out the alphabet in one line, the longest word you will find is "ghi".
here2A*
Feb 18, 2009

How about DEF as in Most Def? Personally, I liked the teaser. I'm a little tired of the tricks that would have given an answer of Alphabet. Plus I learned a new word.

Thanks for the teaser!!
phrebh*us*
Feb 18, 2009

I actually looked that up first. But it wasn't in any of the mainline dictionaries I looked at.
xdbtcpAus*
Feb 18, 2009

Thought 'smiles' first (the old joke because it has miles in it), then the hint (i.e. the title) made me think of marriage (til death...)
narmo3Aus*
Feb 18, 2009

this was a pretty good teaser....but i still dont get how the title was a clue...
tamjpAus*
Feb 19, 2009

that is clever that you saw that word in there-are you a chef?

I do agree with the detractors though. You perhaps should have changed you instructions to add the phrase "found in the alphabet" Good language teaser then. Not as good in trick category.
sorry
precious1026Aus*
Feb 19, 2009

i am stumped, nothing makes sense anymore. The longest word in the Alphabet is ? I want to behave and be accepted, Today. This teaser is confusing, perplexing and lacks logic, yet I want to understand the riddle "your" way. I just don't See it.
tamjpAus*
Feb 20, 2009

narmo
as phrebh said in the answer
ghi (ghee) is clarified butter
ObamaGirlAus*
Feb 20, 2009

Wow, I actually get it (and I NEVER get it ) Good teaser
jazzyca7ca*
Feb 28, 2009

i dont get it!
JessicaGAau*
Mar 02, 2009

I agree, this teaser needs to be written a little better I think. I'm not even sure how it got through the moderators actually.
The concept is a good one, but it leave the reader perplexed.
KiyokoAus*
Mar 05, 2009

Yeah, I thought it was "alphabet" too. ^_^;
reggie57Aus*
Apr 03, 2009

really cute!!!!
bradon182001*us*
Apr 18, 2009

You really tricked me. Nice one. Thanks for posting.
ivrum48786
Apr 23, 2009

what was the pun in the title's relation to the answer? i'm a little slow i guess.
mepapaAus*
May 21, 2009

the pun is that ghi is clarified butter. I get it. def is a new word but it's no longer than ghi..... but in this day and age Def is probably more common. so I would have to agree about the edit on this one... fun is always the key
CindzeyAus*
Jun 29, 2009

I agree with smcoren...

How do you spell w? double yew. dubbau double u
yanksgirlAus*
Jul 06, 2009

how come there wasn't anything mentioning consecutive?? you can't assume everyone would interpret the ? the same way
npf2005*
Jul 26, 2009

Don't assume yanksgirl, bad things might happen

Nice teaser, I enjoyed it even if others didn't
EdWaRdLuVeR_918Aus*
Jul 30, 2009

Good one! I didn't get it.
doodinthemood*gb*
Sep 02, 2009

You can get "almost" by covering up bits of the alphabet.
Good question though.
kittygirl19cus*
Sep 15, 2009

ghi yum
TheBrainBendertau*
Oct 06, 2009

The teaser didn't mention anything about the letter of the words having to be consecutive. A trick teaser would say that the word 'word' would always be the same length, one can't be longer than the other. That was confusing.
Wittykittymi*
Oct 20, 2009

I agree with Tamip. You could have used 'found in the alphabet'.... it was a little funny though. and do you know that a title should be mainly related to what you are talking about in your trick? Well... if you think you knew, i think then that I'm really tricked. Harhar. Sorry
sashomarinetus*
Jan 15, 2010

Sigh, another one of these longest words... There are always so many answers...
beyonce123*
Feb 15, 2010

agree with smcoren
4wheelsAus*
Apr 30, 2010

That was way to hard to get
coinjar876tus**
May 10, 2010

I still don't get it......
Benjiboo*
Nov 18, 2011

xdbcp me too
kitty-cattus*
Oct 28, 2012

I thought it was "alphabet," the longest word in "the english alphabet..."
ismartguytus*
Sep 15, 2014

VERY EASY! EASY BECAUSE MY SECOND LANGUAGE IS BENGALI!
ismartguytus*
Sep 15, 2014

Kamon Uso?



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