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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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What's the Longest Word you can Type with One Hand?

Using traditional hand placement, what is the longest word you can type with just one hand?


I've got aggregate, nine letters all left handed.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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Desecrated - 10 letters left hand

Also - aggregated
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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Stewardesses with the left hand, for twelve letters.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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Stewardesses with the left hand, for twelve letters.
Ha - you caught the plural before I could quote the original post
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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another left-sider here:
resecreted for 10
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:49 AM   #6
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acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


Left thumb and first finger.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:51 AM   #7
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Ha - you caught the plural before I could quote the original post
I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about...

<looks innocent>
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:57 AM   #8
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Wouldn't you know it, there's already a website devoted to this question.
http://members.aol.com/gulfhigh2/words8.html

Their longest one (notwithstanding the ridiculous chemical formula above )

Aftercataracts for 14.

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acetylseryltyrosyl...prolylalanylserine


Left thumb and first finger.
And I suppose I could rerererererereaggravate something also....
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 12:32 PM   #9
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Wouldn't you know it, there's already a website devoted to this question.
I figured there would be an easy way to find it, I was just testing the ingenuity of MR users
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 02:15 PM   #10
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~very long word~
Of course, you could always pluralise that.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 06:33 PM   #11
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Not entirely related but I smiled when I found out you can type "typewriter" all on the top row of keys!
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 06:43 PM   #12
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acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine
Bonus points if you post a movie of you saying that

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Of course, you could always pluralise that.
Good find!


Does pasting a really long word you already have on the clipboard using Cmd+V count as typing with one hand? I'm not sure I could beat that acetylserylnonsense though...
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 07:07 PM   #13
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acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


Left thumb and first finger.
I sea what you did there. You broke the rules with that one. Y and T are operated by different hands, so you cannot type both t and y with one hand.

Therefore, fail.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 07:25 PM   #14
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"screwed" is the longest on I can think of right now.
or "freewares" thats 9 ?
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 07:29 PM   #15
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Not entirely related but I smiled when I found out you can type "typewriter" all on the top row of keys!
Yeah, that's kind of an "easter egg" that's been around for a hundred years or so.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 07:33 PM   #16
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Aftercataracts, tesseradecades and tetrastearates all have fourteen letters.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 09:18 PM   #17
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Not entirely on topic, but we have Googled the answer ;p

When I smashed one of my hands rock climbing, I learned to touch type with one hand.

At http://www.typingtest.com/ I can score 35 WPM with my left hand (dominant) and 37 WPM with my right hand (the one I didn't smash). Anyone else?
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 09:31 PM   #18
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Aftercataracts, tesseradecades and tetrastearates all have fourteen letters.
What exactly is the definition of word here? Are any of these words found in any dictionary of the English language? Tesseradecads appears to be a word, but tesseradecades doesn't. Aftercateracts (Medical aberration? Doesn't appear to be used with any frequency in medicine). Tetrastearates I guess could be seen as legitimate, but....
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acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


Left thumb and first finger.
Wow, that's the first ingredient in my shampoo!
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 11:11 PM   #20
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acetylseryltyrosylserylisoleucylthreonylserylprolylserylglutaminylphenylalanylvalylphenylalanylleucy lserylserylvalyltryptophylalanylaspartylprolylisoleucylglutamylleucylleucylasparaginylvalylcysteinyl threonylserylserylleucylglycylasparaginylglutaminylphenylalanylglutaminylthreonylglutaminylglutaminy lalanylarginylthreonylthreonylglutaminylvalylglutaminylglutaminylphenylalanylserylglutaminylvalyltry ptophyllysylprolylphenylalanylprolylglutaminylserylthreonylvalylarginylphenylalanylprolylglycylaspar tylvalyltyrosyllysylvalyltyrosylarginyltyrosylasparaginylalanylvalylleucylaspartylprolylleucylisoleu cylthreonylalanylleucylleucylglycylthreonylphenylalanylaspartylthreonylarginylasparaginylarginylisol eucylisoleucylglutamylvalylglutamylasparaginylglutaminylglutaminylserylprolylthreonylthreonylalanylg lutamylthreonylleucylaspartylalanylthreonylarginylarginylvalylaspartylaspartylalanylthreonylvalylala nylisoleucylarginylserylalanylasparaginylisoleucylasparaginylleucylvalylasparaginylglutamylleucylval ylarginylglycylthreonylglycylleucyltyrosylasparaginylglutaminylasparaginylthreonylphenylalanylglutam ylserylmethionylserylglycylleucylvalyltryptophylthreonylserylalanylprolylalanylserine


Left thumb and first finger.
I don't think that that is a real word, when I googled the only results that I got were in this thread.
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Pff, I type all my posts with one hand.






Try to guess which one.
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Try to guess which one.
I'm more concerned about what the other hand is doing.
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Keeping the rest of my fingers on the home keys I can reach every letter on the keyboard with my index finger.

I have freakishly long and slender hands.
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