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Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:05 am

Staring at my QWERTY keyboard recently, it struck me that the word YESTERDAY is typed on a set of seven adjacent keys:
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  ERTY
ASD
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Is there any longer word that has the same property?

Regards,

Mike
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Leren » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:22 am

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 ER
S  F

REFERRERS is the same length (9 letters) but it's only on 4 adjacent keys on a QWERTY keyboard. Does that count ? Also I think your key count is 7 Leren

PS also FREEWARES- 9 letters, 6 keys, REGRETTED - 9 letters - 5 keys, YESTERDAYS - 10 letters - 7 keys. Should have thought of that first :D New : RESTRESSES - 10 Letters - 4 Keys ERTS

PPS - removed words with H - not adjacent - MM was right as usual - trick of the eye. Added RESTRESSES using web site.
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:48 am

Leren wrote:Also I think your key count is 7 Leren
Whoops, corrected. So, 10 is top?
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Mathimagics » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:11 pm

Hang on a tick, WATERSHEDS??

On my keyboard T and H can hardly be called adjacent, G and Y have some overlapping edges, but that means T and H do not ...
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby 1to9only » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:37 pm

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 WERT
ASD

STEWARDESSES
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Mathimagics » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 pm

WASTED STAR WARS ART TRADERS ??? :shock:

STAR WARS ART TRADERS WASTED WATER, STRAWS !! 8-)
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby mith » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:45 pm

SURREPTITIOUSLY

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 ERTYUIOP
S      L
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby mith » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:59 pm

And RIGHTEOUSLY is 11 letters/11 keys:

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 ERTYUIO
S  GH  L
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Leren » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:48 pm

mith wrote:SURREPTITIOUSLY

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 ERTYUIOP
S      L

Also SUPERSTITIOUSLY (15 Letters) and POSTEROSUPERIORLY (17 letters).

If you want to use software to create new record go here and tick the A LETTER CAN BE USE MULTIPLE TIMES and SHOW REMAINING UNUSED LETTERS options.

The dictionary used is described as the dCode English Dictionary (full - all words) - whatever that means.

The longest result using the original keys was EREYESTERDAY (12 letters) meaning the day before yesterday (possibly now out of common usage) - maybe.

If you don't like that then there are 3 other 10 letter words DAYTRADERS, EASTERDAYS and STARRYEYED.

So what is the longest word that uses all the keys on the top row of the keyboard QWERTYUIOP? Well, would you believe, it's QWERTYUIOP ! a word that refers to the letters in the top row of keys on a keyboard.

OK my last and final effort :

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 WERT UIOP
A   GH K    
     NM   

14 keys and the word : TETAUMATAWHAKATANGIHANGAKOAUAOTAMATEAUREHAEATURIPUKAPIHIMAUNGAHORONUKUPOKAIWHENUAAKITANARAHU - 92 letters. It's a place name - reputedly the longest in the world.

You can read about it and weep here. Beat that :D .

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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Smythe Dakota » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:31 pm

Mathimagics wrote:WASTED STAR WARS ART TRADERS ??? :shock:
STAR WARS ART TRADERS WASTED WATER, STRAWS !! 8-)

Those lack any keys in the bottom row, so that the second-bottom row is not connected to the space bar, so that doesn't count!!

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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Mathimagics » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:42 am

STAR#WARS#ART#TRADERS#WASTED#TREATED#WATER@STRAWS@SWATTED#STEWARDESSES@DRAT :!:
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Hajime » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 pm

There is a word mentioned in wikipedia here
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_word_in_English
It is 189,819 chars long. I did not check if all the chars are connected on a Qwerty keyboard, but the longer the word the higher chance that is covers it completely.
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby mith » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:24 pm

They're all connected (but it doesn't contain all the letters; I just checked the home row + enough elsewhere to cover the gaps there - for example, there's no F, but there is RT to connect D and G; there's no JK, but there is N to hit the M, and UIO to connect to LP).
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby Hajime » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:50 pm

So is there a word that contains all chars like:
the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ...
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Re: QWERTY keyboard

Postby mith » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:48 pm

Unlikely? At least in English and not counting proper nouns. (There are some pretty contrived place names out there.) The really long technical names tend to be for things like proteins which can be broken up into a list of amino acids to make a "word" - but the amino acids involved don't use all the letters.
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