English from a-m and from n-z

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English from a-m and from n-z

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OK. The English language (but not with all the esoteric technical buzzword nonsense), just English as you might youse [sic] in the street.

Lots of words, right? Some say 200,000; some say more.

But restrict yourself to the following conditions:-

(1) Words must be longer than three letters
(2) Words must contain "only letters a-m" OR "only letters n-z" (upper/lower case)

Such a set of words might be useful if you were teaching basic English to disadvantaged people. Examples of "a-m" include "chief", "each" and "high" (from which we could start building a sentence) and for "n-z" examples are "stop" and "support".

Can you come up with two other words for either a-m or n-z?
My only sentence to date is "Stop! Support each high chief" and I would like to expand my conversational skills. :evilgrin:

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Came noon, your trusty bald mama ladled sprouts onto two rusty worn runts
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Came noon, your trusty aged mama ladled sprouts onto two rusty worn spoons too
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:thumbup:
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HansV wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 13:19
Came noon, your trusty bald mama ladled sprouts onto two rusty worn runts
Very good! :clapping: Did you work those out in your head, or get them from our friend?
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Leif wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 13:38
Came noon, your trusty aged mama ladled sprouts onto two rusty worn spoons too
??
Are you two using a slightly different search engine?
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I worked it out in my head, but for some reason, the word spoons escaped me. Leif's version improves the sentence immensely.
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I'm afraid the post from the OP put me in mind of the now-politically-incorrect pair of sentences from Dr Samuel Johnson, that well-known dictionary-maker:
"Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs.
It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all"

or, more simply, the interrogative:
Why?
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Think how stupid the average person is, then realise that half of the population are stupider than that.

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HansV wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 17:49
I worked it out in my head, but for some reason, the word spoons escaped me.
Thankfully, "aged bald Leif" escaped you too :laugh:
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:laugh:
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John Gray wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 18:01
... or, more simply, the interrogative:
Why?
There is a smudge of something on my laptop screen that makes a post from you, John, appear not as "John Gray" but as "Dr John Gray" and I don't have the heart to wipe my screen.

I was playing around with a word-analysis routine, using a 193-page document (CanadaElectionsAct) and wanted to speed up processing on a test run, so placed a restriction "only words that use the first half of the alphabet". The only words that popped out were "Chief", "Each"and "High". I thought that odd, so wasted time (well, I'm a programmer, right, and although I want to Get The Job Done, this was more interesting than The Job), so I reran the test with only n-z. That gave me "Stop" and "Support" so I figured I needed a more powerful computer.
Then it was mid-day
So I turned it over to Eileen's Lounge and went to lunch (leftover thanksgiving turkey runt and sprouts on a rusty spoon)
HTH :evilgrin:
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