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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Sunday (5/22/16) 11:30pm - ... wherein Peter posts an interesting (to him) bit of English-language trivia.

Well, this is neat -- so I pointed out online that there are two common English words that use all the vowels in order (a-e-i-o-u).  But I wondered about the 119 *other* orderings of those vowels -- and specifically, which ordering has the most corresponding English words.

Craig Smith caught sight of that post and made short work of it -- it turns out the answer is o-u-a-i-e, with 68 words:

BOUNDARIES
COMMUNALIZE
COMMUNALIZED
COMMUNALIZES
COMMUTATIVE
CONFUTATIVE
CONSULTANCIES
CONSULTATIVE
CONSUMMATIVE
CONTUMACIES
COPULATIVE
COPULATIVES
FORMULARIES
FORMULARIZE
FORMULARIZED
FORMULARIZER
FORMULARIZERS
FORMULARIZES
FOUNTAINED
GOURAMIES
GOURMANDISE
GOURMANDISES
GOURMANDIZE
GOURMANDIZED
GOURMANDIZES
GROSSULARITE
GROSSULARITES
JOURNALIZE
JOURNALIZED
JOURNALIZER
JOURNALIZERS
JOURNALIZES
MODULARIZED
MORTUARIES
OBDURACIES
OCCUPANCIES
OSSUARIES
OUTCAVILED
OUTCAVILLED
OUTGAINED
OUTLANDISHNESS
OUTLAWRIES
OUTPAINTED
OUTPATIENT
OUTPATIENTS
OUTRAISE
OUTRAISED
OUTRAISES
OUTSAILED
OUTWAITED
POPULARISE
POPULARISED
POPULARISES
POPULARIZE
POPULARIZED
POPULARIZER
POPULARIZERS
POPULARIZES
POSTULANCIES
SOUNDALIKE
SOUNDALIKES
SPORULATIVE
TOLBUTAMIDE
TOLBUTAMIDES
TOURMALINE
TOURMALINES
VOLUNTARIES
VOLUNTARINESS

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