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Re: charachter classes

by young perlhopper (Scribe)
on Aug 21, 2000 at 05:53 UTC ( #28760=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to charachter classes, and a misunderstanding...

I believe stewardesses is actually the longest word that can be typed with the left hand.

And i can't take much credit for this, I just got this from some stupid trivia tidbit as opposed to writing perl to figure it out.

-Mark
mlogan@ccs.neu.edu

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RE: Re: charachter classes
by mdillon (Priest) on Aug 21, 2000 at 05:59 UTC
    'stewardesses' is not in /usr/dict/words, though. neither are 'aftereffects', 'reverberated', 'reverberates', 'desegregated', or 'desegregates', all of which are also 12 letters, same as 'stewardesses'.

    if you really want to push it, you could include 'desegregaters', which is 13 letters (although, the real word may be spelled 'desegregators', in which case it isn't left-hand-only). i was unable to find either 'desegregator' or 'desegregater' with Google, but i would imagine many English speakers would find it a grammatical word if someone used it in a conversation. anyone have the Oxford handy?

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