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Whcih is the only word in the English language that contains three consecutive pairs of double letters.

(by double letters I mean like the 'tt' in letter)

Asnwer 1

Bookkeeper

While speaking of the English Language can you name a 10 letter word that can be spelt using only top row of letters on a QWERTY keyboard.

Answer 2

Typewriter

And last one. Which word in the English language is most often spelt incorrectly?

Answer 3

Incorrectly

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1. bookkeeper

2. typewriter

3. have no clue but it would be a matter of opinion anyway.

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In my electricity and magnetism class, we learned about a famous physical law. My professor was excited to tell us that this was the title to this law contained the only word in the English language (that he knew of) that had a triple letter.

A hint: this law states that

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Gauss's Law

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As the great philospher Meatloaf once said '2 out of 3 ain't bad'

Any one else got any ideas?

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The answers in the question

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I would guess teh :lol: (the) because it is one of the most common words in the English language i.e. it has the most chances to be miss spelled. Either that or incorrectly because irony is quite amusing.

-A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

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By definition the only word in the English language that can be spelt incorrectly is 'incorrectly'. any other combination of letters does not spell 'incorrectly'.

Aaron Burr, you're right Irony can be pretty ironic! :rolleyes:

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Whcih is the only word in the English language that contains three consecutive pairs of double letters.

(by double letters I mean like the 'tt' in letter)

Asnwer 1

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While speaking of the English Language can you name a 10 letter word that can be spelt using only top row of letters on a QWERTY keyboard.

Answer 2

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Answer 3

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Sorry I am not too smart .

But thankyou for the question and the answers it generated.

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Whcih is the only word in the English language that contains three consecutive pairs of double letters.

(by double letters I mean like the 'tt' in letter)

Asnwer 1

Bookkeeper

While speaking of the English Language can you name a 10 letter word that can be spelt using only top row of letters on a QWERTY keyboard.

Answer 2

Typewriter

And last one. Which word in the English language is most often spelt incorrectly?

Answer 3

Incorrectly

I think the answer to the third one is "misspelled" - most people only use one "s"

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There are two words with triple doubles That I know of :

Bookkeeper and Bookkeeping

I agree with Typewriter for the second noodler.

And, of course, it would have to be 'incorrectly' which is most ofen spelled incowrekedly.

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well... teetertotter has 12 letters! More than typewriter! And it can be typed only using the qwerty top row! :P

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Incorrectly is not spelled incorrectly. It is spelled "incorrectly".

In other words, the quotes make a difference. Since you didn't include quotes in your question, the answer should be the word that is most often misspelled.

Based on today's world of technology, I would say that "you" is most often spelled incorrectly ("u").

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Incorrectly is not spelled incorrectly. It is spelled "incorrectly".

In other words, the quotes make a difference. Since you didn't include quotes in your question, the answer should be the word that is most often misspelled.

Based on today's world of technology, I would say that "you" is most often spelled incorrectly ("u").

incorrectly is spelt incorrectly otherwise it would be a different word, in otherwords not a wrong spelling but the correct spelling!

Which word is most often spelled wrong, believe it or not it's w r o n g...

U is not wrong either, it is an accepted abrieviation. Punctuation on a busy forum is just par for the course for replies - but topics should be accurate.

FanQ 4 readin.

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A word of guidance:

When criticizing a puzzle, or insisting that one answer must be right,

or another answer can't be right, try to keep in mind exactly what a

puzzle is intended to be ...

It's in the nature of a puzzle to place an answer out of plain sight.

The puzzle solver's task is to determine where it could be, so long

as a provision of the problem is not explicitly violated.

In other words, don't treat a puzzle as if it were a blueprint or an

engineering specification; treat it as a challenge: find an answer.

If the OP were to have made it absolutely clear that the character string

i-n-c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y was meant instead of the word itself, there would be

no puzzle.

Now try this one:

Is one of the words in this sentence misspelled?

The dictionary would say No.

The puzzle maker would say Yes.

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A word of guidance:

When criticizing a puzzle, or insisting that one answer must be right,

or another answer can't be right, try to keep in mind exactly what a

puzzle is intended to be ...

It's in the nature of a puzzle to place an answer out of plain sight.

The puzzle solver's task is to determine where it could be, so long

as a provision of the problem is not explicitly violated.

In other words, don't treat a puzzle as if it were a blueprint or an

engineering specification; treat it as a challenge: find an answer.

If the OP were to have made it absolutely clear that the character string

i-n-c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y was meant instead of the word itself, there would be

no puzzle.

Now try this one:

Is one of the words in this sentence misspelled?

The dictionary would say No.

The puzzle maker would say Yes.

1)the dictionary would say everything is spelled correctly

2)the maker would say misspelled is a word in the sentence

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3. have no clue but it would be a matter of opinion anyway.

As we see, the answer was a play on words. But even if the question were asking for the most misspelled word in English, it would not be a "matter of opinion." Something is not a matter of opinion simply because it is not verifiable.

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for answer 3 it depends what language you speak and how often people can/cannot spell it

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A word of guidance:

When criticizing a puzzle, or insisting that one answer must be right,

or another answer can't be right, try to keep in mind exactly what a

puzzle is intended to be ...

It's in the nature of a puzzle to place an answer out of plain sight.

The puzzle solver's task is to determine where it could be, so long

as a provision of the problem is not explicitly violated.

In other words, don't treat a puzzle as if it were a blueprint or an

engineering specification; treat it as a challenge: find an answer.

If the OP were to have made it absolutely clear that the character string

i-n-c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y was meant instead of the word itself, there would be

no puzzle.

Now try this one:

Is one of the words in this sentence misspelled?

The dictionary would say No.

The puzzle maker would say Yes.

Thanks for the support bonanova, The puzzle is just that a word play intended to be a little entertaining. Some people take their fun far too seriously.

In answer to your question the dictionary would say 'no' as all of the words are spelt correctly.

The puzzler would say 'yes' because one of the words in the sentence is misspelled (namely 'misspelled)

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In my electricity and magnetism class, we learned about a famous physical law. My professor was excited to tell us that this was the title to this law contained the only word in the English language (that he knew of) that had a triple letter.

A hint: this law states that

fe0654d94b9cbaea831ad3fde7aef4e5.png

Gauss's Law

I suppose your teacher had never heard Strauss's symphonies, or observed Moss's modeling career.

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1. Bookkepper

2. Typewriter

3. This is debatable but Their, There, They're is probably most mispelled.

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A word of guidance:

When criticizing a puzzle, or insisting that one answer must be right,

or another answer can't be right, try to keep in mind exactly what a

puzzle is intended to be ...

It's in the nature of a puzzle to place an answer out of plain sight.

The puzzle solver's task is to determine where it could be, so long

as a provision of the problem is not explicitly violated.

In other words, don't treat a puzzle as if it were a blueprint or an

engineering specification; treat it as a challenge: find an answer.

If the OP were to have made it absolutely clear that the character string

i-n-c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y was meant instead of the word itself, there would be

no puzzle.

Now try this one:

Is one of the words in this sentence misspelled?

The dictionary would say No.

The puzzle maker would say Yes.

yes - the last word is misspelled..

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