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#1




English words with three (or more) consecutive letters with descenders
Egypt. Syzygy. Callipygian. Others?
Last edited by Earl SnakeHips Tucker; 07112012 at 07:44 PM. 
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#2




"Happy", "trippy", "sloppy", and others of that sort.
Last edited by Indistinguishable; 07112012 at 07:49 PM. 
#3




Iggy?
Or maybe I am not a word. baggy, buggy, doggy, and so on... 
#4




Eggy, figgy, jiggy, saggy....



#5




Gypsy, but only when not capitalized: gypsy.

#6




Likewise gypped. w00t, 4 in a row.

#7




Both of which derive from the OP's "Egypt", of course.
Add "soggy" to the "ggy" pile, though I suppose there's no real need to try and list everything in that pile. Last edited by Indistinguishable; 07112012 at 09:30 PM. 
#8




crappy

#9




zygote



#10




Only if written in cursive, and then only if your z has a lower loop.

#11




nm.
Last edited by Pasta; 07112012 at 10:27 PM. 
#12




pygmy

#13




There's "pygmy".
And while I was checking on that one, I stumbled across "pygostyle" — "a triangular plate formed of the fused caudal vertebrae [ of a bird ], typically supporting the tail feathers." Also "pygidium" — "the terminal part or hind segment of the body in certain invertebrates." 
#14




Here's the result of a scan over 170k words (with many obviously related words). Only four words with four in a row...
Code:
3 allotypy 3 autotypy 3 baggy 3 boggy 3 braggy 3 buggy 3 callipygian 3 callipygous 3 chippy 3 choppy 3 cloggy 3 craggy 3 crappy 3 cuppy 3 daguerreotypy 3 dippy 3 doggy 3 draggy 3 dreggy 3 drippy 3 druggy 3 eggplant 3 eggplants 3 eggy 3 egyptian 3 egyptians 3 faggy 3 flaggy 3 flappy 3 flippy 3 floppy 3 foggy 3 froggy 3 fuggy 3 gappy 3 gloppy 3 grippy 3 groggy 3 guppy 3 gyp 3 gyplure 3 gyplures 3 gyps 3 gypseian 3 gypseous 3 gypsied 3 gypsies 3 gypsiferous 3 gypsophila 3 gypsophilas 3 gypster 3 gypsters 3 gypsum 3 gypsums 3 gypsy 3 gypsydom 3 gypsydoms 3 gypsying 3 gypsyish 3 gypsyism 3 gypsyisms 3 happy 3 hippy 3 hoppy 3 jaggy 3 jaloppy 3 leggy 3 lippy 3 loggy 3 logotypy 3 loppy 3 moggy 3 mudpuppy 3 muggy 3 naggy 3 nappy 3 nippy 3 pappy 3 peppy 3 piggy 3 piggyback 3 piggybacked 3 piggybacking 3 piggybacks 3 polygynies 3 polygynous 3 polygyny 3 poppy 3 poppycock 3 poppycocks 3 poppyhead 3 poppyheads 3 preppy 3 puggy 3 puppy 3 puppydom 3 puppydoms 3 puppyhood 3 puppyhoods 3 puppyish 3 puppylike 3 pygidia 3 pygidial 3 pygidium 3 pygmaean 3 pygmean 3 pygmies 3 pygmoid 3 pygmy 3 pygmyish 3 pygmyism 3 pygmyisms 3 pyjamas 3 quaggy 3 raggy 3 saggy 3 sappy 3 scraggy 3 scrappy 3 scroggy 3 shaggy 3 shaggymane 3 shaggymanes 3 slaggy 3 slaphappy 3 slippy 3 sloppy 3 smoggy 3 snaggy 3 snappy 3 snippy 3 soggy 3 soppy 3 spriggy 3 spyglass 3 spyglasses 3 staggy 3 steatopygia 3 steatopygias 3 steatopygic 3 steatopygous 3 stenotypy 3 stereotypy 3 stroppy 3 syzygy 3 tippy 3 tippytoe 3 tippytoed 3 tippytoeing 3 tippytoes 3 tittuppy 3 trippy 3 twiggy 3 typp 3 typps 3 typy 3 unhappy 3 uropygia 3 uropygium 3 uropygiums 3 vuggy 3 whippy 3 wiggy 3 zappy 3 zippy 4 gypped 4 gypper 4 gyppers 4 gypping Last edited by Pasta; 07112012 at 10:38 PM. 


#15




Ah, yes, the famous cheer "Win one for the gypper!"...
Last edited by Indistinguishable; 07112012 at 11:03 PM. Reason: It won't be as satisfying as you expect, though... 
#16




Thanks, all.

#17




If something were akin to being gypped, would it be gyppy?

#18




Most consecutive ascenders? Breadth?

#19




Brightly have I added to your little ascenders list. But being from Seattle, they come easily.



#20




Quote:

#21




I feel kind of stupid here. What is a "descender"? Letters in reverse alphabetical order?
Last edited by John Mace; 07122012 at 10:50 AM. 
#22




Letters where part of the glyph hangs bellow the base line. In the font my browser uses (lower case only): g, q, y, p, g, j
Last edited by Simplicio; 07122012 at 10:57 AM. 
#23




And don't forget g!

#24




Starting with threeinarow, I find this many words:
3: 15996 4: 4889 5: 1542 6: 668 7: 138 8: 50 9: 4 If I eliminate 'i' from the list of ascenders, leaving only consonants, I find: 3: 2185 4: 24 The 7, 8, and 9sequence words from the first set and the 4sequence words from the second set are listed below. Including 'i': Code:
7 accessibilities 7 adhibiting 7 admissibilities 7 antibillboard 7 antifilibuster 7 antifilibusters 7 audibility 7 bifidity 7 biocompatibility 7 childlike 7 childlikeness 7 childlikenesses 7 collapsibilities 7 combustibility 7 compatibility 7 comprehensibilities 7 compressibilities 7 conductibility 7 contemptibility 7 contractibility 7 convertibility 7 corrigibilities 7 corruptibility 7 credibility 7 deductibility 7 defeasibilities 7 defensibilities 7 destructibility 7 digestibility 7 distensibilities 7 distractibility 7 divisibilities 7 edibility 7 eligibilities 7 erodibility 7 exhaustibility 7 expansibilities 7 extensibilities 7 feasibilities 7 filthily 7 flexibilities 7 frangibilities 7 fungibilities 7 fusibilities 7 helilifting 7 histocompatibility 7 hypersusceptibility 7 illegibilities 7 immiscibilities 7 impassibilities 7 impermissibilities 7 implausibilities 7 impossibilities 7 impressibilities 7 inaccessibilities 7 inadmissibilities 7 inaudibility 7 incombustibility 7 incompatibility 7 incomprehensibilities 7 inconvertibility 7 incorrigibilities 7 incorruptibility 7 incredibility 7 indefeasibilities 7 indefectibility 7 indefensibilities 7 indelibility 7 indestructibility 7 indigestibility 7 indivisibilities 7 inducibilities 7 ineligibilities 7 inexhaustibility 7 inexpressibilities 7 infeasibilities 7 inflexibilities 7 infrangibilities 7 infusibilities 7 insensibilities 7 insusceptibility 7 intangibilities 7 intelligibilities 7 intercomprehensibilities 7 interconvertibility 7 intervisibilities 7 invincibilities 7 invisibilities 7 irascibilities 7 irreducibilities 7 irrepressibilities 7 irreproducibilities 7 irresistibility 7 irresponsibilities 7 irreversibilities 7 killifish 7 killifishes 7 legibilities 7 lithification 7 lithifications 7 lithified 7 lithifies 7 milliliter 7 milliliters 7 miscibilities 7 negligibilities 7 nihilities 7 nondeductibility 7 partibility 7 perceptibility 7 perfectibility 7 permissibilities 7 plausibilities 7 possibilities 7 processibilities 7 reducibilities 7 reeligibilities 7 refrangibilities 7 reprehensibilities 7 repressibilities 7 reproducibilities 7 resistibility 7 responsibilities 7 reversibilities 7 risibilities 7 sensibilities 7 suggestibility 7 suppressibilities 7 susceptibility 7 tangibilities 7 tonsillitides 7 transmissibilities 7 unchildlike 7 unintelligibilities 7 vendibility 7 visibilities 7 weightlifting 7 weightliftings 8 audibilities 8 bifidities 8 biocompatibilities 8 combustibilities 8 compatibilities 8 conductibilities 8 contemptibilities 8 contractibilities 8 convertibilities 8 corruptibilities 8 credibilities 8 deductibilities 8 destructibilities 8 digestibilities 8 distractibilities 8 edibilities 8 erodibilities 8 exhaustibilities 8 fallibility 8 gullibility 8 hillbilly 8 histocompatibilities 8 hypersusceptibilities 8 inaudibilities 8 incombustibilities 8 incompatibilities 8 inconvertibilities 8 incorruptibilities 8 incredibilities 8 indefectibilities 8 indelibilities 8 indestructibilities 8 indigestibilities 8 inexhaustibilities 8 infallibility 8 insusceptibilities 8 interconvertibilities 8 irresistibilities 8 multibillion 8 multibillionaire 8 multibillionaires 8 multibillions 8 nondeductibilities 8 partibilities 8 perceptibilities 8 perfectibilities 8 resistibilities 8 suggestibilities 8 susceptibilities 8 vendibilities 9 fallibilities 9 gullibilities 9 hillbillies 9 infallibilities Code:
4 bellflower 4 bellflowers 4 cellblock 4 cellblocks 4 coldblood 4 deathblow 4 deathblows 4 eighthly 4 fifthly 4 gallbladder 4 gallbladders 4 gallflies 4 gallfly 4 healthful 4 healthfully 4 healthfulness 4 healthfulnesses 4 twelfth 4 twelfths 4 unhealthful 4 wallflower 4 wallflowers 4 wildflower 4 wildflowers 


#25




I thought we weren't supposed to forget Poland.

#26




Quote:

#27




I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I had to consult a dictionary to find out what it meant.

#28




Quote:

#29




Nice nontechnical article on history of ascenders and descenders busting out after invention of cursive writing. Constantine enthroned 800 AD. Carolingian minuscule all government, hence huge swaths of Europe. The rest is history.
Last edited by Leo Bloom; 02022013 at 07:41 AM. 


#30




Typical. Get a few descenders together and their racism comes out. I always said descenders were a hate group.

#31




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Last edited by Dr. Drake; 02022013 at 09:38 AM. 
#32




Uh...yeah.

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