Saturday, February 11, 2006


It's the only word in the dictionary with all the vowels in ascending order.

Curiously this factoid is currently the program summary for the music channel I am watching.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, there are two, but kudos to your site all the same.


PS: here is the definition:

ab·ste·mi·ous /æbˈstimiəs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ab-stee-mee-uhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life.
3. sparing: an abstemious diet.

9:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about 'abstemious'?

1:13 am  

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