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100 words without the letter "A"

  1. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

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

    1. phdast7 profile image83
      phdast7posted 5 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 5 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 image83
          phdast7posted 5 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 5 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. phdast7 profile image83
          phdast7posted 5 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 5 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!

            big_smile

      3. Sed-me profile image81
        Sed-meposted 3 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".

    2. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 3 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 image98
        wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 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 3 years agoin reply to this

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

    5. Smyles profile image61
      Smylesposted 3 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 13 months agoin reply to this

      luar biasa ....

    7. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 12 months 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 image84
      The Lemony Lifeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

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

    9. Shaya Lehman profile image81
      Shaya Lehmanposted 7 months agoin reply to this

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

    10. livetech profile image72
      livetechposted 4 months 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 image60
      Wajiha Fatimaposted 2 months 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.

  2. Jiwryte profile image61
    Jiwryteposted 4 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 image78
    Sunardiposted 3 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 image81
    Sed-meposted 3 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 image83
      phdast7posted 3 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 image81
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        trot hot

  5. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 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 image59
    ironangel89posted 3 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 image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 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 image72
        livetechposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Umber - good one!!

  7. profile image60
    Jello curly girlposted 13 months ago

    Very rare topic to discuss !
    Great work !

  8. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 13 months 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!)

  9. ptosis profile image79
    ptosisposted 12 months 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.
    http://wordslisted.com/words/no-vowels/

  10. Fazle khalik profile image61
    Fazle khalikposted 2 months ago

    Yar Fatima he asked letters not numbers

  11. reedvirginia profile image60
    reedvirginiaposted 5 weeks ago

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

 
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