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Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#9639
Fun:*** (2.88)
Difficulty:*** (2.84)
Submitted By:MrIxoliteAen****




What is the longest common word that uses all five vowels only once, and in reverse alphabetical order?



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Sep 25, 2004

tough but good... goes on my fav list
Jun 04, 2006

This is a good one. And also, it makes my study planner look stupid . It said:

The only word to use all of the vowels in reverse order is SUBCONTINENTAL.
Feb 08, 2007

clever and tricky! GOOD one!!
Nov 09, 2007

Also, the word UNNOTICEABLY.
Nov 09, 2007

If the study planner maker thinks that Y is a vowel, then he is correct.
Sep 24, 2008

wow I didn't see that one coming
Sep 24, 2008

I guess this wasn't considering the "sometimes Y" aspect of vowels.
Great teaser!
Sep 24, 2008

too much too early...
Sep 24, 2008

The teaser asks for the longest word. Therefore it is the correct answer. (Count the letters in the other words and compare.) But it's fun to see other words that contain all the vowels in reverse order, too, even though they would not be correct responses to this particular question.

Thanks for the good teaser!
Sep 24, 2008

Really interesting teaser. I agree with previous comments, this was clever and very hard. Thanks for posting.
Sep 24, 2008

Too hard for me. I think this is one of those teasers where you either know the answer or you don't. I don't !!
Sep 24, 2008

Hard, but good. Well done.
Sep 17, 2009

tis complimentary
Sep 17, 2009

tis complimentary
Sep 24, 2011

Very good teaser - I like these, but I didn't have a clue! My only thought was "facetious" when you hold it up to a mirror. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Sep 24, 2011

lol gaylewolf that is one solution adding a trick element to the teaser.
I really liked this one. Think this is only the 2nd one ever to make it to my favs list. Have the perfect "I know everything" person to try it out on.
Sep 24, 2011

I have to admit that although I saw this many years ago, I forgot the word. A to my friends.
Sep 24, 2011

Wow, still stumped me. Hi to G & K.
Sep 26, 2011

Let me be the first to compliment you on this teaser.
Sep 24, 2014

That one takes quit a while to figure out and I did not want to spend that much time on it so I did not get it, but it was a good one.
Sep 24, 2014

Got me.
Sep 24, 2014

Fun teaser -thanks for posting!
Sep 24, 2014

I don't like that "uncomplimentary" has a 6th vowel in it -- right, y is not always a vowel, but here it clearly is.

How about this one of equal length: subcontinentals.

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