Subject: Re: English words without vowels
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:14:12 -0400
From: Alex Bogomolny

Dear Skip:

The word eludes me. Once I saw a discussion on the k12.ed.math news forum which touched on the subject. They did discover a word which was actually an abbreviation of something else but with time got accepted as an independent word. Can't recollect what it was. Other variants:

Hmm (I am skeptical)
Shh (be quiet)

for frequent exclamations. In my view, all these examples require a little stretching of English grammar to be classified as 'words'.

All the best,
Alexander Bogomolny

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