Thursday, September 21, 2006

Completely random question of the day



What is it about these two words?


Sandy September 21, 2006 5:39 PM  

They both cover a lot of territory? That is if you are referring to the game of monopoly.

The Teacher September 22, 2006 1:50 AM  

Longest English words you can type with just the left hand, and the right, respectively!

I knew the first one...but not the second one. Excellent!

Jennifer September 22, 2006 11:17 AM  

Sandy, I like that one!

The Teacher, of course, is right, or mostly right.

Stewardesses is the longest word you can type with just the left hand. Monopoly is I guess the most commone long word for the right, but the article also mentions johnny-jump-up and polyphony.

Anonymous September 22, 2006 11:37 AM  

Very cool! Those go along with my favorite - bookkeeping, which has 3 sets of 2 letters together.

Jen, thanks for the well-wishes on my blog. I am recuperating nicely, but have been very sleepy, so I am not getting much TV watching done. I slept most of the morning, and am getting tired again. TTFN!! Erin

Scott September 22, 2006 4:20 PM  

do you know what a johnny-jump-up is?
I do !! I do !!!!

Jennifer September 22, 2006 4:25 PM  

Well, I think Ol' Granny Tucker used to talk about them, so I'm going to go with: flowers. I'm kinda thinking blue, but don't quote me on that.

So Scott's the expert on that. Anyone want to explain polyphony? (I just looked it up real quick to make sure it's not dirty, and it's not...)

mom September 22, 2006 7:30 PM  

Counterpoint; Gregorian chant, Ambrosian chant; musica ficta, false music

Sorry, but when the dictionary is at work, one resorts to the thesaurus. You'd think that at my age I'd be allowed the luxury of a dictionary both places - wherever it is, I miss it at the other location, but never seem able to justify buying a second one.

mom September 22, 2006 7:33 PM  

Me again.

How do I get my logo-thing to follow me around? (The one of my cheery red birdhouse.) Do I have to have a blog to do it?

Jennifer September 22, 2006 7:38 PM  

Just today. Just today I was wondering what to do with my excess dictionaries, now that I'm no longer a translator.

Okay, it might have been yesterday. But still. You are now the proud owner of The Concise Oxford Dictionary, "The Best-Selling Concise Dictionary." (The New Edition for the 1990s.)

Umm, I'll send it to you next time somebody comes to visit me.

Your birdhouse icon is tied to your Flickr account. You would have to create a Blogger account (but I don't think you would have to create a blog) and add it to your blogger profile in order for it to show up here.

Sandy September 23, 2006 7:56 PM  

A johnny-jump-up:
The GREATEST invention for babies. Mine used to bounce off the door frames and laugh like crazy!

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