Can you say 100 words continuously that doesn't contain the letter "A"? If yes, please explain how?
Do you mean an intelligent sentence/paragraph? or just words?
lemon, onions, milk, butter, cheese, chips, flour, buttermilk, honey, grits, bulghur, olives, celery, eggs, rice, lentils, cherries, blueberries, kiwi, honeydew, kidneys, liver, chicken, turkey, pork, mutton, fish, mussels, shrimp, lobster, oysters, pepperoni, corn, pickles, beets, pumpkins, lettuce, jelly, preserves, pickles, biscuits, muffins, pie, strudel, swiss, brownies, cookies, cheese, provolone, yogurt, juice, coffee, syrup, pepper, dill, dish, fork, knife, spoon,bowl, cup, mug, tongs, grill, fry, broil, pepper, chiles, ginger, pumpernickel, lime, nutmeg, figs, cherries, skillet, dutch oven, stove, counter, stool, shelf, rug, broom, mop, picture, sink, tub, shower, blinds, computer, cell, phone, olive oil, broccoli, Chinese five spice, one, two, three, four, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, hundred, million, billion, french, portuguese, british, Mexico, Mississippi, Oregon, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky , Greece, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, Ceylon, Philippines, reef, dessert, pie, desert, jungle, river, pool, pond, brook, rocks, pebbles, underground, mining, gold, silver, copper, spider, mouse, insects, turtle, squirrel, mole, centipede, thrush, owl, fox, lion, dogs, wolves, tree, bush, flowers, weeds, iris, roses,
I wonder if your intent, your purpose is for the writer to produce one long continuous sentence or story or possibly multiple sentences on specific topics, which will be much more difficult to complete. I Interesting exercise - flow of consciousness with words is interesting to observe. I think I will give up now, for this is too much like work.
To be honest, I removed the word Smyrna because it had an A in it. Thanks to Motown and her sharp eyes for spotting it. I read over my 100+ word list three times and didn't see it. lol
I have to say, that seemed like quite a bit of effort. I like your commitment. lol
Your list is awesome, but Smyrna has an a in it.....drat!
You have good eyes Motown. I checked and rechecked the list for the letter a and of course every time when I got to Smyrna all I noticed was the "y." Well shoot! At least I went well over 100 words, so Smyrna will have to me my throwaway.
Ok, let's try it as a paragraph then.
I sent my sister to the store. She's very timid! She needs to get out more, maybe even meet some nice boy. However, she forgot the grocery list buying tons of things we didn't need. Things like weed killer, pruning sheers, even fertilizer! I couldn't believe it! I didn't even know the grocery store sold those things! She'd spent our food money for the week on tools! I blew up! "How could you be so stupid?! You were supposed to get lettuce, milk, eggs... things we need to survive. I knew you were silly, but I didn't know you were completely bonkers!" She just smiled so I yelled and yelled some more until she led me over to the window, where, in our overgrown flower bed, stood the most comely fellow I'd ever seen holding some sheers. My mouth fell open when she spoke. "He's my new boyfriend, groundskeeper Joe. I met him on the bus. " We were slightly hungry, but I never more referred to her with the word "timid".
No but I know a few without a vowel at all
Sky, spy, shy, fry, fly, why, dry, try, tryst, gym, hymn, lynx, lynch, myth, wyrm, myrrh, rhythm, pygmy, gypsy, flyby, crypt, nymph, and syzygy.
Anybody know anymore?
Exit, cousin, sibling, mother, uncle, pope, nun, sister, brother, priest, future, present, history, life, elope, evil, died, lied, defile, Egypt, pepper, fish, egg, green, grey, purple, olive, loden, blue, violet, indigo, turquoise, million, trillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, multillion, moon, Venus, Jupiter, Pluto, Mercury, Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, medium, only, singleton, crux, trust, night, jet, onyx, sky, evening, midnight, devil, pitch, ditch, itch, ugly, terrible, horrible, incredible, inedible, delicious, sushi, uni, flounder, found, lost, cost, effective, gorgeous, high, low, excellent, good, benefit, vow, wow, Connecticut, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, gel, tell, dive, strive, money, sleep, ghetto, neighborhood, country, onion, lettuce, butter, chicken, ending,old.
Now, that's was easy. Just think of one word and THE REST will follow!
If you were asked to do this orally the easiest thing to do is start counting!! One, two, three...all the way to one hundred! You don't get an 'a' until you say 'one hundred and one'!
got, get, set, thee, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred, sushi, broccoli, blue, green, turquoise, light, lightness, lightest, sky, midnight, nighttime, orb, demon, godly, godlike, goddess, Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto, Venus, Jennifer, Guinevere, Gwendolyn, greet, green, evil, live, veil. vile, tight, trunk, truck, tuck, clock, student, prudent, trident, win, lose, forgive, give, thrive, success, medium, dove, groove, diner, timer, dime, nickel, octoroon, quintroon,
million, billion, trillion, vigintillion, multillion, griot, grim, trim, emote, quote, trot, sheet, purple, puce, pink, white, ivory, grey, gold, silver, copper, viper, Europe, cooked, oyster, muted, blonde, brunette, brownette, Nordic, Nilotic, roots, Peru, thought, pensive, philosophy, consciousness, superior, inferior, mediocre, & snow.
The numbers 1-100 do not have the letter a in them at all!
One, two, three, four, five, etc. (all the way to 100)
Well, if you look at words which feature 'y' as a vowl rarely have an A, example would be -lynch, nymph, pygmy, lynx, my, dry, fly, myth, wyrm, crypt, flyby, glyph,, shy, sky, sly, spy, try, sty, why, wry, hymn, cyst, myrrh, gypsy, rhythm, fry, cry, pry, gym
hope that helps
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen,sixteen, seventeen, eighteen,nineteen, twenty,twenty one, twenty two, twenty two........all the way to hundred.
wow. How are people actually doing this?!
My, how to show you: One hundred words without one specific letter. Quite difficult, but not impossible. One is forced to puzzle it out, thinking continuously, trying to provide this uncommon request. Is it possible? Will it ever be done? Yet, I suppose, with enough forethought, ingenuity, being inspired by, How? Well, well, let's see...Oh, it helps to be slightly inspired, intrinsicly nerdy, proceeding in fits,stops, going on slowly. Seems like the closer you get to the end, the degree of difficulty multiplies. But I suppose, yes, it's possible, if not spoken, then surely written, with some circuitous routing, but yes, seem it is indeed possible
If only mention the words is easy, but if I must make a sentence use words without A is not easy I think.
love, life, minor, blot, hid, hide, hone, bone, lone, throne, chrome, drone, spleen, dorm, honey, took, rook, hook, brook, come, from, just, bust, trust, must, lust, behoove, groove, lick, stick, prick, tick, hover, bother, cover, glop, grope, tend, bend, send, lend, friend, end, chip, dip, lip, trip, tripe, hype, snipe, pipe, type, dog, frog, grog, log, snog, pooch, hooch, dither, hug, rug, tug, dug, mug, jug, lug, gin, hen, cine, trite, smite, kite, fright, night plight, white, sight, light, night, height, win, wine, wind, rind, round, pound, clown, down, mound, town, frown, slip, sleep, deep, treat, eat, plot, dot, pool.
dove, drive, level, letter, better, lost, boss, cross, bet, pet, put, pit, pot, sock, crock, clock, lurk, white, write, right, omit, hermit, meticulous, ridiculous, ludricous, wonderful, tell, cell, stem, chlorophyll, pleistocene, psycho, rock, brook, ice, Europe, Oregon, God, Jesus, enlightment, evolve, dissolve, solution, dissolution, revulution, communist, deny, refute, conclusive, broccoli, nothingness, zero, positivity, possibility, impossibility, Jones, controlling, burdensome, onus, whip, zip, sheet, bone, offwhite, obtuse, brutish, uncouth, roughneck, Newport, Suffolk, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, demote, inspire, denote, consequence, reverence, dog, disrespect, intellect, gifted, Semitic, Coptic, orthodox, bible, bestseller, miniscule, vigintillion mugshot, wretched, scope, splendid, delve, indeed, ink, pink, kin, tingle, mingle.
More goodies without the letter "a".
shop, crop, slop, sloppy, joe, show, grow, low, mow, sew, shoe, fool, crew, cruel, slew, Jew, tool, cool, stool, mule, cow, house, mouse, couch, wrench, bench, sink, link, blink, wink, crinkly, tickle, jingle, jury, hurry, worry, bury, store, for, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, one, two, three, run, running, stroll, strolling, stroller, mole, stole, bowl, roll, jolly, folly, stop, cop, police, fire, wire, sire, dire, leer, veer, deer, steer, reindeer, lion, lying, bed, red, led, died, lied, ride, kite, flight, slight, might, right, light, troll, lime, lemon, melon, ice, rice, lice, mice, beer, tire, tired, wired, fired, shock, block, sock, rock, rocking, rocked,
umber, sober somber, tomb, comb, voting, tote, mirror, cypress, typing typology, intuitive, thinking, feeling, seeing, freeing, freeze, bronze, noon, soon, tune, tomfoolery, cuisine, gold, red, bred, breed, brood, gruel, gripe, throughout, threw, muscle, skeleton, skinny, obese, rotund, corpulent, quinteroon, octoroon, look, foreseen, blonde, Negroid, woolly, cellulose, viscose, nutty, Theodore, Frederick, Mindy, fleshtone, nude, cherry, gentle, slither, smoky, moss, glossy, superior, inferior, pecking, mysterious, neighbor, frenemy, comedy, Hun, Goth, Mongol, genus, mink, herb, superb, suburb, subtropic, viper, tiger, sizzle, scorching, welcoming, chickenpox, fizzle, juvenile, puerile, neon, eight, ninety, teen, preteen, tween, oddity, outsider, excluded, Nordic, Berber, desert, dessert, stressed, ionic, Moors, Poles, Czechs, Greeks, Turks, culture, intermingling, Vikings, Swedes, north, south, east, west, northwest.
Keen to know more, I look to see how to count in English. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, well – you get the point, I’m sure. Next on the list of new knowledge is figuring sums, one plus one is two, two plus two is four, four plus four is eight, eight plus eight is sixteen – once more you must comprehend by now the method here. Following this is simple division, thirty divided by two is fifteen, fifteen divided by five is three, three divided by one is three, quite simple this simple division, yes? Finishing the lesson is multiples, one times two is two, two times two is four, four times two is eight then continue until you’ve met your objective.
Sort of a cop out since I just kept using numbers but there it is (Hey - this last sentence also had no A's!)
I'm a cheater and lazy so just looked up A list of words without vowels A E I O U or Y recognized by The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Wow.... Wow! after reading all comments it seems to thousand if I made a list!
Listing words short of one letter poses problems unless poetry is the solution.
Why, we could ponder, would persons desire to execute this expedition?
Pretty word pictures might be formed by writing precisely right, short of this symbol.
Furthermore, into the pledge mirthful glee comes from the test–success is due to control.
Victory emerges following service rendered. Eminence proffered by prior contenders.
But consequences become key issues when loftier problems linger–persistent foes!
Heeding weightier topics, focusing on chief essentials gives genuine triumph.
Keeping our minds, thinking by wisdom, plus ditching fluster smooths out our months.
(Warning, not using an A makes you really want to use an A, and loads of As are the antidote.)
Well, to write 100 words continuously without using the first vowel, I think one could begin by trying to stop oneself from using words with lots of vowels in them.
Quite honestly, it is very difficult to do plus, while doing it, you begin to wonder why someone would even choose to go through the trouble. Just to prove the possibility of it or simply by virtue of one not being up to refusing?
I know the words are close to being complete, but it is quite tiring trying to think up those words. I wish luck on you if you try to do this.
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