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Old 02-27-2017, 09:50 AM
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I wonder how PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS, the longest English word, would be scored.


[url]http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis[/url]


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Well, considering it's 45 letters, it couldn't fit in a 5x5 grid. If we had a 7x7 grid with that word in it, it would be worth 88 points if ultra rare. Of course the score limit of 42 base (without bonus letters) would have to be fixed as well.

AEQUEOSALINOCALCALINOCERACEOALUMINOSOCUPREOVITRIOL IC

Found this 52 letter word here: [url]http://www.litscape.com/words_mammoth_uncensored/length/52_letters/52_letter_words.html[/url]

This would be scored at 102 points if ultra rare. Just double the length of the word and subtract 2.

EDIT: Actually 106 points because of the Q.

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I suppose its ultra-rarity would depend on how many posts like this one it ends up in
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I wonder how PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS, the longest English word, would be scored.


[url]http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis[/url]


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Ah! Spelled just like it sounds, I see.

But, I think whoever did the phonetic spelling on the dictionary site got confused at some point.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:36 AM
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Well, considering it's 45 letters, it couldn't fit in a 5x5 grid. If we had a 7x7 grid with that word in it, it would be worth 88 points if ultra rare. Of course the score limit of 42 base (without bonus letters) would have to be fixed as well.

AEQUEOSALINOCALCALINOCERACEOALUMINOSOCUPREOVITRIOL IC

Found this 52 letter word here: [url]http://www.litscape.com/words_mammoth_uncensored/length/52_letters/52_letter_words.html[/url]

This would be scored at 102 points if ultra rare. Just double the length of the word and subtract 2.

EDIT: Actually 106 points because of the Q.
AEQUEOSALINOCALCALINOCRACEOALUMINOSOCUPREOVITROLIC may just be a fake elaboration on a word, just like how PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS is medically the same as SILICOSIS or pneumoconiosis caused by volcanic silica dust

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Old 03-02-2017, 11:17 AM
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I wonder how PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS, the longest English word, would be scored.


[url]http://www.dictionary.com/browse/pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis[/url]


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I meant "longest dictionary-cited English word"
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