100 words without the letter "A"

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  1. Kevin Peter profile image60
    Kevin Peterposted 11 years ago

    Can you say 100 words continuously that doesn't contain the letter "A"? If yes, please explain how?

    1. phdast7 profile image81
      phdast7posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.  smile 

      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

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        Beth37posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I have to say, that seemed like quite a bit of effort. I like your commitment. lol

        1. phdast7 profile image81
          phdast7posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Beth -  I love words and so I just free associated.   It took about twenty minutes of seat time in front of the desktop.  smile

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        Motown2Chitownposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Your list is awesome, but Smyrna has an a in it.....drat!

        1. phdast7 profile image81
          phdast7posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          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.   smile

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            Motown2Chitownposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            It's funny isn't it?  Our eyes land right on what isn't supposed to be there in the midst of everything that belongs!  And, lemme tell ya, it was probably luck!  I was always terrible at the 'spot the differences' puzzles!


      3. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        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".

      4. SemSem WN profile image59
        SemSem WNposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        رئع عزيزتي

      5. KC3Lady profile image58
        KC3Ladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations, phdast7. It looks like you did it. LOL

    2. Silverspeeder profile image60
      Silverspeederposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        a,e,i,o,u and sometimes y and w

    3. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    4. bBerean profile image60
      bBereanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it's easy:
      "100 words continuously."

    5. Smyles profile image60
      Smylesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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'!

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      yedhiperdikahalikposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      luar biasa ....

    7. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    8. The Lemony Life profile image61
      The Lemony Lifeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The numbers 1-100 do not have the letter a in them at all!

    9. Shaya Lehman profile image62
      Shaya Lehmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One, two, three, four, five, etc. (all the way to 100)

    10. livetech profile image57
      livetechposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

    11. Wajiha Fatima profile image62
      Wajiha Fatimaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So easy,
      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.

    12. Nicole Margulis profile image52
      Nicole Margulisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wow. How are people actually doing this?!

    13. Dipali Ingle profile image41
      Dipali Ingleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Impossible for me

    14. profile image0
      Alma Evansposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      zero to ninety-nine.

      1. JeremiahStoryteller profile image82
        JeremiahStorytellerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Men girl child

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          Alma Evansposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          But we need 100 words smile

  2. Jiwryte profile image60
    Jiwryteposted 11 years ago

    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

  3. Sunardi profile image66
    Sunardiposted 10 years ago

    If only mention the words is easy, but if I must make a sentence use words without A is not easy I think.

  4. Sed-me profile image80
    Sed-meposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. phdast7 profile image81
      phdast7posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great job, but check your last line....replace treat and eat with words with no a.   smile

      1. Sed-me profile image80
        Sed-meposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        trot hot

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            Alma Evansposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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  5. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    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".

  6. ironangel89 profile image60
    ironangel89posted 10 years ago

    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,

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. livetech profile image57
        livetechposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Umber - good one!!

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    Jello curly girlposted 7 years ago

    Very rare topic to discuss !
    Great work !

  8. Natalie Frank profile image91
    Natalie Frankposted 7 years ago

    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!)

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  9. ptosis profile image65
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    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.

  10. Fazle khalik profile image59
    Fazle khalikposted 6 years ago

    Yar Fatima he asked letters not numbers

  11. reedvirginia profile image61
    reedvirginiaposted 6 years ago

    Wow.... Wow! after reading all comments it seems to thousand if I made a list!

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    RTalloniposted 5 years ago

    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.)

  13. Charmain Blogguer profile image60
    Charmain Blogguerposted 5 years ago

    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.

  14. extraxnet profile image61
    extraxnetposted 5 years ago

    Haha, i now have all these words for my game. Thanks .

  15. cherrycrumble profile image59
    cherrycrumbleposted 4 years ago

    Even the Cherry Crumble don't have A. ha ha ha

  16. Luis G Asuncion profile image61
    Luis G Asuncionposted 4 years ago

    Love, humble, letter, die, fed, less, worth, lot more

  17. Isivwe Muobo profile image76
    Isivwe Muoboposted 4 years ago

    How are you guys even doing this! Lol. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a few logical sentences that don't contain the letter 'a' but had to give up after a while.

  18. Luis G Asuncion profile image61
    Luis G Asuncionposted 4 years ago

    I wanted to share words without letter "A" however, I find it difficult.

    1. fluxit profile image60
      fluxitposted 4 years agoin reply to this


  19. Luke Holm profile image85
    Luke Holmposted 4 years ago

    This is 100+ consecutive words without using the letter "a."

    Do you know how to sit down? Some people do not. They're unsuccessful despite trying their best. They stumble or trip in their folly. They stub their toes or bump their nose. They hit their shins. They cry when they don’t get it. They just don’t comprehend how sitting works.

    Sometimes, some people will just give up without ever sitting down. They roll over. They lie on the ground. They stoop or hunch. But those who don’t give up jump onto their feet to meet the street with the determined mind of elite individuals, victors, the people who get to chill out. This person will soon sit down. They will plop their butt on cushions propped up by four wooden legs. It will be sweet. It will be stupendous. Hell yes!


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