What's the Longest Word you can Type with One Hand?

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  1. adk
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    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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    Kernow

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    Desecrated - 10 letters left hand

    Also - aggregated :p
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    Stewardesses with the left hand, for twelve letters.
     
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    Ha - you caught the plural before I could quote the original post :D
     
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    Left thumb and first finger.
     
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    I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about...

    <looks innocent> ;)
     
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    Wouldn't you know it, there's already a website devoted to this question. :rolleyes:
    http://members.aol.com/gulfhigh2/words8.html

    Their longest one (notwithstanding the ridiculous chemical formula above ;))

    Aftercataracts for 14.

    And I suppose I could rerererererereaggravate something also....
     
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    I figured there would be an easy way to find it, I was just testing the ingenuity of MR users:D
     
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    Of course, you could always pluralise that. ;)
     
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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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    Bonus points if you post a movie of you saying that ;)

    :D Good find!


    Does pasting a really long word you already have on the clipboard using Cmd+V count as typing with one hand? :p I'm not sure I could beat that acetylserylnonsense though...
     
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    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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    "screwed" is the longest on I can think of right now.
    or "freewares" thats 9 ?
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of an "easter egg" that's been around for a hundred years or so. :)
     
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    Aftercataracts, tesseradecades and tetrastearates all have fourteen letters.
     
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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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    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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    Wow, that's the first ingredient in my shampoo!
     
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    I don't think that that is a real word, when I googled the only results that I got were in this thread.;):D
     
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    Pff, I type all my posts with one hand.






    Try to guess which one. :D
     
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    I'm more concerned about what the other hand is doing. :eek:
     
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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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    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsiliconvolcaniconiosis

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