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First off, if I could, this would be in the off-topic section.

 

OK, here is a good question for those people who like English or just like really tuff questions...

 

Name one word in the English Dictionary, has no vowels (a, e, i o, u, and sometimes y and w), or no vowel sounds (eq: T.V. has an e sound after the T and V)

 

Now you may think, well all English words have vowels [or vowel sounds], and that is for most words, but there is one word that [at least of that I know of] that is an exception.

 

So... No Internet Searching (That is cheating)

 

Can you find the mystery word? If you want the answer vote in the poll, or find it.

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Sorry, that is not the word. It is not in the dictionary http://m-w.com/dictionary/hmm.

 

That word is "the smallest unit of grammar that can stand alone as a complete utterance, separated by spaces in written language and potentially by pauses in speech" (as it is according to The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language), then that does qualify. But the word that I am thinking about appears in the Oxford English Dictionary.

 

Any other guesses?

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The answer is...

 

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Yes, it is psst, it is in the dictionary.

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there's no hmm but there's a psst in the dictionary... who even whispers that much??

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Very nice. You stumped me, and I know all of the esoteric words.

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Well, that just psst me off!  :twisted:
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Well, that just psst me off!  :twisted:
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

 

it sounds like it has a i in there like pissstt

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First off, if I could, this would be in the off-topic section.

 

OK, here is a good question for those people who like English or just like really tuff questions...

 

Name one word in the English Dictionary, has no vowels (a, e, i o, u, and sometimes y and w), or no vowel sounds (eq: T.V. has an e sound after the T and V)

 

Now you may think, well all English words have vowels [or vowel sounds], and that is for most words, but there is one word that [at least of that I know of] that is an exception.

 

So... No Internet Searching (That is cheating)

 

Can you find the mystery word? If you want the answer vote in the poll, or find it.

 

 

Rythm! Isn't that one?

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But it isn't a vowel

 

1)sometimes "y" is considered a vowel

2)and it sounds like a i like rithim

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You certainly see a lot of strange non-vowel words in Wales. That 'w' = 'oo' sound explains a lot, otherwise most of the words in Welsh look (lwk) completely unpronounceable!

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i think its just how you say it.

but come on, whta the hell is psst.i know a longer word.

pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst

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