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CategoriesNooks and cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of all evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and also screenBirds and the bees SEMANTIC ENIGMASWhat is the longest word with only one syllable? STRETCHED Tim Seelig (tseelig
ozemail.com.au) , THE LONGEST I have the right to think of is the exclamation commonly offered in movies, forinstance as the heroine plummets from a burning building. It is "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrggghhhhh!" Ben Willetts, (bi0u602e
liverpool.ac.uk) SQUELCHED, strengths, screeched, extended, scrunched. R H Cramer, Vienna, VA, USA (hlcramer
erols.com) SQUELCHED, staminas, screeched, extended, scrunched. R H Cramer, Vienna, VA, USA (hlcramer
erols.com) All of the words so much said have actually even more than one syllable, indeed they all contained a syllable and also a dipthong.The longest one syllable word I can think of is "grunt"."AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH"is not a word. Harry, Bristol, Britain Strengths is one syllable, without a diphthong. If you don"t think it"s a word, then strength will have to perform. John, Wellington NZ "ngths" - a dipthong.actually "ngth" is a dipthong too. harry, Bristol Smiles, because there"s a mile in between the initially and also last letters. I first review this venerable chestnut in an edition of Foulsham"s Fun Publication, published quickly after WW1. Pete Wigens, Stroud, UK Add your answer

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